Parking Services
Service DeskParking Services
The Parking Services division of the CMU Police Department distributes parking permits for CMU affiliates and campus visitors while maintaining all related records. This area is also responsible for the collection efforts associated with parking citations and citation appeals. For questions concerning billing, parking permits, citations and locations, contact us at (989) 774-3083 Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm or email parking@cmich.edu.

Vehicle Registration
All vehicles must register with the CMU Police Department. Exceptions are pre-arranged special events parking and metered lots.

All faculty/staff, current students, and incoming freshmen are required to complete our Online Vehicle Registration for the upcoming academic year, beginning April 1st.

On-line registration is an ANNUAL requirement for all Faculty/Staff and Students. The listed dates below are ONLY for Yearly or Semester parking permits. Student Account charges are only applied AFTER your permit has been mailed or picked-up in the Parking Services office.

Registration Dates:
  • FALL - April 1st - November 30th
    • MAILING DATES (Campus or Home) July 1st - August 30th
    • IN-OFFICE Pick-up Dates, 2nd week of the semester - November 30th

  • SPRING - December 1st - March 25th
    • MAILING DATES (Campus or Home) December 1st - January 20th
    • IN-OFFICE Pick-up Dates, January 21st - March 25th

  • SUMMER - IN-OFFICE permit pick-up ONLY
Vehicle Registration
Parking Permits are required Monday-Friday, from 2:00am-4:00pm year round.

All parking lots on CMU's Campus are designated for specific permits; these permits are posted on a brown sign at each lot entrance indicated by the decal letter and color permitted.

CMU Parking Meters are regulated Monday-Friday, from 7:00am-4:00pm. Cost for the meter is 25 cents per 30 minutes. Maximum meter time is two hours. Parking is prohibited in a metered space from 2:00am - 7:00am.

Open parking hours are Monday-Friday, from 4:00pm-2:00am and weekends. Exceptions to this rule are 24/7 restricted areas (Washington Court Apartments - W permits only - and Lot #41 and Lot #12 - Faculty/Staff permits only), Carls Center spaces, and Reserved & Handicapped spaces.

Vehicle Registration
Visitors coming to campus must obtain a Guest Parking Permit. Parking permits are available 24/7 at the CMU Police Department; there is no cost for a Guest Parking Permit.


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