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Parking Violations

Fines and Penalties

The person who registers a vehicle with the university is responsible for all parking violations and is subject to all fines or disciplinary action.

  • Failure to pay a parking violation within 7 days will result in a late fee.
  • Parking violations that remain outstanding for 17 days or more will be billed to the registered owner's student or employee account.
Violations are handled through the CMU Police/Parking Services Department or can be paid online.

Parking Fine Schedule

Handicap Parking Violation$150$150
Failure to Display Permit$30$45
Parking in Service Drive Area$30$45
No Parking 2 a.m. - 6 a.m.$30$45
Parking in No-Parking Area (Signed)$30$45
Other Violations$30$45
Overtime Meter Parking$15$30

Revocation of Privileges

Parking privileges may be revoked for:

  • Providing false information when applying for parking privileges.
  • Using a fraudulent parking permit, or other fraud-related actions.

Appeal Guidelines

After reviewing the CMU Parking Ordinances, you may appeal a citation if a valid explanation is provided. The appeals process is designed to provide a format in which the citation can be reviewed. Parking citations can be appealed within 14 days from the issue date of the citation.

Online Appeal

Appeals can also be submitted in person at the Parking Services Department at 1720 East Campus Drive or mailed to:

Central Michigan University
Parking Services
1720 East Campus Drive

Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

Download Appeal Form

Parking Enforcement Reticketing Guidelines

Re-ticketing times

The times for re-ticketing vehicles parked in violation at the same location are as follows:

  • Meters may be re-ticketed after two (2) hours (maximum of two per day).
  • Service drives and all other violations may be re-ticketed after four (4) hours (maximum of two per day).


  • Vehicles parked in violation of university parking regulations, those that have three to five outstanding violations, failing to comply with the mandatory lot evacuation schedule or situations deemed necessary by CMU Police may be towed at the owner's expense.
  • Vehicles displaying a fraudulent, lost or stolen parking permit may be towed at the owner’s expense.
The Michigan Vehicle Code, Central Michigan University established Ordinances and Rules & Regulations are adopted by the CMU Board of Trustees as part of the CMU Traffic Ordinance.

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