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 Citation Online
Pay or Appeal a City Citation Online (Citation Number start with a 99)
Food For Fines - Donate Non-Perishable Foods to Reduce Parking Fines!
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.
Parking Permits are required Monday-Friday, from 2:00am-4:00pm year round.
FALL - June 1st - The last day of Fall Finals
MAILING DATES (Campus or Home) July 1st - The first week of the Fall Semester
IN-OFFICE Pick-up Dates, 2nd week of the semester - The last day of Fall Finals
SPRING - The last day of Fall Finals - The last day of Spring Finals
MAILING DATES (Campus or Home) The last day of Fall Finals - The first week of the Spring Semester
IN-OFFICE Pick-up Dates, The second week of the Spring Semester - The last day of Spring Finals
SUMMER - IN-OFFICE permit pick-up ONLY
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.
Permit Regulations are not in effect Monday-Friday, from 4:00pm-2:00am and weekends. Exceptions to this rule are 24/7 restricted areas - (Lot #41 and Lot #12 - Faculty/Staff permits only), Carls Center spaces, and Reserved & Handicapped spaces.
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.