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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
License Plate not Visible $30$45
Parking in Service Drive Area$30$45
No Parking 2 a.m. - 6 a.m.$30$45
No Valid Permit $30$45
Parking in No-Parking Area (Signed)
 No Parking in a Fire Lane $30$45
 Parking in a Restricted Area $30 $45
Other Violations  $30 $45

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.
  • Excessive violations.

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 online within 14 days from the issue date of the citation. Day 1, is the day the citation is issued. 

Online Appeal

Parking enforcement re-ticketing 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 five or more 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 and/or plate 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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