Being a Good Neighbor 2020-01-17T16:01:54-05:00

Helpful Hints – Being a Good Neighbor

Texas A&M University and Bryan/College Station Authorities work together to keep the neighborhood nice and safe. At Aggieland Apartment Finders, we want to help students and families enjoy their rental living spaces. Read our tips for being a good neighbor below and be sure to contact us if you have questions.

Know your neighbors

  • Introduce yourself to your neighbors
  • Say “Howdy” when you see them
  • Exchange phone numbers for emergency situations
  • Ask neighbors to pick up your mail when you are on vacation

Parties
Your neighbors will be the ones to call the police if the party is too loud.

  • Let your neighbor know in advance that you are having a party.
  • Give your neighbors your number so they can call if the party gets too loud.
  • Clean up any mess from your party as soon as possible.
  • If alcohol is served then, make sure that everyone present is over 21

Noise
You’re too loud if your neighbors can hear you from their property.

  • Don’t leave barking dogs outside all day and night.
  • Monitor noise levels, including the volume of your stereo and TV, especially early in the morning and late at night.

Disorderly Conduct-Noise Violation
1st Offense: $350
2nd Offense: $425
3rd Offense: $545

  • After a third offense, it becomes a Class B Misdemeanor and will be handled in the County Court.
  • Noise citations are issued to every resident in the household.
  • You can be taken to jail for failure to comply with complaints after you have been warned.

Parking

  • Park your car facing the right direction (violation is a $23 fine)
  • Park in appropriately marked spaces
  • Do not keep cars that don’t run sitting in your driveway
  • Do not park on the grass (violation is $75 fine)

Property Appearance

  • Mow your lawn regularly
  • Keep couches inside the house, not on the porch
  • Put away your trash can 12 hours after the garbage is collected
  • Do not overfill your garbage can
  • Gas grills must be 10 ft. away from property, but you may have a charcoal grill (apartments only). Be sure to check with your manager.

Crime Prevention
The most common crimes are vehicle burglary and theft. Follow these tips to keep your property and yourself safe.

  • Never leave keys in a vehicle
  • Always lock the doors when away from your vehicle, even for a short time.
  • Remove items of value from the vehicle when possible, or put them in a place that is out of view.
  • Remove “pull-out” style stereos (if equipped)
  • Park in lighted areas
  • Park in garages or on driveways, or near your apartment so the vehicle can be viewed periodically
  • Register the vehicle in the Help End Auto Theft (H.E.A.T) Program with the College Station Police Department
  • Get a car alarm