Helpful Hints – Being a Good Neighbor
Texas A&M University and Bryan/College Station Authorities work together to keep the neighbor nice and safe.
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
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.
- Make sure that everyone present is over 21 if alcohol is served.
You’re too loud if you neighbors can hear from their properties.
- 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.
- Park your car facing the right direction (violation is $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)
- Mow your lawn regularly
- Keep couched inside the house, not on the porch
- Put away your trash can 12 hours after the garbage is collected
- Do not overflow 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.
The most common crimes are vehicle burglary and theft. Follow these tips to keep 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 in a place out of view.
- Remove “pull-put” 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