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2020-2021 Permits expire 08/27/21.

Don't forget to complete the online registration for the upcoming 2021/2022 academic year parking permit. 

Purchase summer permits at the Parking Services Office.

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

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   


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 parking@cmich.edu.