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All parking is enforced year round.

Day passes available for $5.

When classes are NOT in session, parking enforcement will continue in all faculty/staff lots, metered, reserved, service drive, handicapped spaces and fire lanes.

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 or email

Pay or Appeal a City Citation Online (City Citations start with a 99)

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 June 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 - June 1st - The last day of Fall Finals
    • MAILING DATES (Campus or Home) July 1st - The first Thursday of the Fall Semester
    • IN-OFFICE Pick-up Dates, first Friday of the semester - The last day of Fall Finals
  • SPRING - IN-OFFICE permit pick-up ONLY
  • SUMMER - IN-OFFICE permit pick-up ONLY

Vehicle Registration      

*Parking Permits are required Monday-Friday, from 2:00am-5:00pm 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 6:00am-5:00pm. Cost for the meter is 50 cents per 30 minutes. Maximum meter time is two hours. Parking is prohibited in a metered space from 2:00am - 6:00am.

*Pango (mobile based app) are regulated Monday-Friday, from 6:00am-5:00pm
Cost is 50 cents per 30 minutes plus a convenience fee. Sessions vary from 30 mins (UC Drive and Lot 57) or four hours (all others). Parking is prohibited in Pango spaces from 2:00am - 6:00am.

*Permit Regulations are not in effect Monday-Friday, from 5:00pm-2:00am and weekends. Exceptions to this rule are 24/7 restricted Lot #41 (Faculty/Staff permits only), Carls Center spaces, and Reserved & Handicapped spaces.

*Temporary permit information
Students, Faculty and Staff with a Current Annual Permit
• Two free weeks per semester (max. 4 wks per Annual Permit) 
or $5.00 daily

Students, Faculty and Staff without a Current Annual Permit
  • Daily       $5.00   

Vehicle Registration
Visitors coming to campus must obtain a Guest Parking Permit. Parking permits are $5.00 per day and available 24/7 at the CMU Police Department.