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Parking Regulations

Dallas Baptist University's parking and traffic regulations are established to ensure the safety and well-being of all persons who enter the DBU campus. Accidents, thefts, and any suspicious activity should be promptly reported to the University Police Department at (214) 333‑5555. The Department is licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Private Security Bureau and reserves all the rights and privileges thereof.

All persons who utilize University parking are required to register their vehicle(s) with the Campus Security Department. Enforcement of parking regulations begins with the first day of fall classes. Securing a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space nor does the lack of a parking space constitute valid justification for violating parking regulations.

Permits are issued to faculty, staff, and students. Commuter students are defined as those students who reside off campus. Residence Hall students are defined as those students who reside in one of DBU's Residence Halls. Apartment/Townhome/Brownstone students are defined as those students who reside in Colonial Village or Mabee Village.

Access to handicapped parking is permitted only with a valid handicapped license plate or a temporary handicapped hangtag issued by a government agency, DBU's Office of Student Affairs, or DBU's Campus Security Department. If you need to apply for a state handicap placard, please use this link: The handicapped person must be the primary driver to access handicapped parking spaces. Parking in or blocking a designated space without proper authorization will result in a citation. Illness or temporary injury is not a valid reason for use of handicapped parking spaces.

Vehicle registration is limited to street-legal, insured vehicles. All individuals driving on the DBU campus must hold a valid driver's license from a state within the USA. Drivers must also hold the State of Texas minimum vehicle liability insurance. Drivers driving non-registered vehicles must acquire a temporary parking hangtag from the Campus Security Department. Temporary hangtags are valid for a period not to exceed 30 days and may be renewed upon approval by the Director of Campus Security. Failure to observe traffic signs, speed limits, and general driving regulations may result in a violation citation.

Parking violations and improper operation of a vehicle will subject the driver/owner of the vehicle to sanctions, including, but not limited to, fine, immobilization boot, towing the vehicle, and/or loss of on-campus parking privileges. Violation citations, with assessed fines, will be given on the first two offenses. A third violation will result in use of an immobilization boot, which requires immediate payment of the boot fee and other associated fines. Subsequent violations may result in towing and impoundment of the vehicle (at the owner's expense) and/or suspension of on-campus parking privileges.

Major vehicle repairs may not be conducted on campus. Vehicles with excessive mud dropping from the vehicle may be subject to citation. Vehicles may not be washed on campus due to environmental regulations.

Vehicles may be towed or impounded at the expense of the driver/owner when vehicles are found in unauthorized parking areas. Unauthorized parking areas include, but are not limited to, fire lanes, reserved or restricted parking spaces, building entrances, exits, loading docks, or other areas designated as such. Vehicles that are no longer operable, or those preventing the effective operation of the University, may also be subject to removal.

A visitor is defined as a person who will be on campus for a short period of time and is not an employee or student of DBU. Visitor parking is provided on the southwest side of Blackaby Hall. Visitors to Colonial Village or Mabee Village must park in the lower parking lots. Students who receive visitors to campus will be responsible for any parking violations of their guests.

Vehicles parked along curbs or sidewalks may not be backed in. Vehicles parking in spaces other than along curbs or sidewalks may pull through, but not back in.

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