The U-M Police Department (UMPD) is responsible for enforcing University parking regulations. The regulations are in force throughout the calendar year except for:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the following day
  • Christmas through New Year’s Day

The distinctive University block M is used on all parking control signs to identify U-M parking locations. Parking control signs are installed at the entrances of every University parking lot and structure and indicate the primary parking type, permits required, enforcement hours, and location identification number. Parking facilities are open to the public outside enforcement hours. Published enforcement hours are available for Central, Medical, North, and Ross Athletic campuses. Parking enforcement issues can be reported by calling (734) 763-1131.

If you would like to appeal a parking citation, a City of Ann Arbor parking referee is available to hear your complaint. Parking violation payment options are listed on the City of Ann Arbor website.

Accessible Parking

Outside of the enforcement hours, only the state-issued disability placard/license plate is required to park in the accessible spaces. Please check the entrance signs to verify the enforcement hours before parking. If parking meters or cashier-attended areas are used, and the State Disability Placard does not specify free parking, the meter or cashier fees must be paid.

Accessible parking spaces are located in University lots and structures across campus. For more information on accessible parking, please see this page.

Enforced Violations, Rates Effective February 1, 2020

ViolationRatesIf paid by the next business day
Expired Meter$40$30
Parked over 48-hour legal limit$40$30
No parking here to corner$40$30
No parking any time$40$30
No parking between signs$40$30
No stopping or standing$40$30
Loading zone$40$30
Bus stop$40$30
Double Parking$40$30
Within 15 feet of fire hydrant$40$30
Parked on walk$40$30
Left to curb$40$30
Blocking driveway$40$30
Blocking crosswalks$40$30
Blocking traffic$40$30
Accessible parking without proper permit$100$90
Over 12 inches from curb$40$30
No permits U of M lots$75$65
Motorcycles only$40$30
Parked upon or across line$50$40
No parking fire lane$100$90
U of M vehicles only$40$30
No parking in driveway$40$30