Faculty and Staff - Daily Parking

"Daily" Blue parking is available for faculty and staff who do not possess an annual parking option but occasionally need to bring their vehicles to campus. Daily parks are limited to 60 per permit year (July - June).

Daily Blue parking is valid in Blue parking areas (located close to U-M buildings), restricted by the type of daily Blue option that is obtained. The daily AVI is only valid in Blue parking structures, except for the Forest Street Parking Structure. The Scratch Off permits are only valid in Blue, Yellow or Orange parking lots (non-gated parking).

Exception: The daily permit is not valid and will not be honored at the Coliseum lot (SC9) or in any lots located south of Hill Street on home football game Saturdays, nor will they be honored at any lots located on Kipke Drive during home basketball games. The daily AVI permit will not be honored at the Forest Parking Structure or at special events, such as concerts/performances/athletic events where parking attendants are onsite.

Check your pre-paid park balance on our pre-paid parks information page.

Bus Service

There typically is no direct U-M bus service from Blue parking lots or structures, but many of the Blue parking areas are within walking distance of U-M bus stops in the campus core areas. Please refer to the University bus schedules for specific route information.

Permit Styles

AVI device (requires a $20 Device Deposit which is completely refundable if the permit device is returned to Parking Customer Services in good condition) or scratch-off.

At gate-controlled Blue structures, excluding the Forest Street Parking Structure, AVI permits are used that are programmed with prepaid parks purchased by the user. The access control system decrements one prepaid park from the AVI permit on each calendar day it is used, and then allows free access for the remainder of that same day, regardless how many entry and exits are made, or how many locations are used.

At surface lots, Scratch-Off permits are used for single-day parking. To use them, scratch off the silver coating to reveal the month, day and year. When scratched, the date will appear in red lettering. Then, hang the permit from the vehicle rear view mirror, front forward. Improperly scratched permits are invalid and will not be honored.

Payment Options

Cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover)


AVI Permit

Pre-Paid Parks are $5.50 each. Up to 60 daily parks may be purchased per permit year. Payment of a one-time, refundable, $20 security deposit is required for the AVI permit. The deposit may be paid by payroll deduction, cash, credit card or check.

All Pre-Paid Parks must be purchased online or in person at one of the Parking Customer Services offices located at 523 South Division Street or UH South, Room F2117. For online purchases, go to https://permits.ltp.umich.edu. You may purchase parks in quantities of 1, 3, 5, 10 or 60. Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). For purchases made at one of the Parking Customer Services offices, you may purchase any quantity of 1-10 Parks.

Scratch Off Permits

Scratch-Off permits are only sold in packages of ten for $55. A maximum of 6 packs per permit year may be purchased. Scratch-Off permits must be purchased in person at the Parking Customer Services offices at 523 South Division Street or UH South F2117.