Blue parking is located close to U-M buildings. Access to Blue parking in structures is controlled by gates. An electronic AVI device is required to use these areas. The Blue permit is also valid in Yellow and Orange lots.

Exception: The Blue permit is not valid and will not be honored at the Coliseum lot (W32), W39, W40, W41 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.

There are several alternatives to parking on the Medical Campus. If those don’t work for you, there are special parking programs for Medical Center staff on the Medical Campus which allow parking at P3 (Taubman South Deck) and P5 (CVC) during restricted hours. Monthly permits may also be eligible for the late afternoon/evening access upon request.

Late Afternoon/Evening Access Starting at 4:30 PM (P3) or 5:15 PM (P5)

May be requested by individual *

StructureDaysHoursEntry/ExitWhere to park
Entry into the structure is through the patient parking lanes off Observatory. If you use another lane for entering or exiting, or access the structure before your program hours begin, you are not in compliance with the parking program and may jeopardize your participation in the parking program.
P3 (Taubman South Deck)Monday through FridayEntry: 4:30 pm – 5 am
Exit: 4:30 pm – 9 am
Lane 9/10 Entry
Lane 13/14 Exit
Blue or P/V spaces
P3 Weekends, University Holidays, and Season daysSaturday & SundayEntry or Exit: 24 hoursLane 9/10 Entry
Lane 13/14 Exit
Blue or P/V spaces
P5 (Cardiovascular Center Parking Structure)Monday through FridayEntry: 5:15 pm – 3 am
Exit: 5:45 pm – 8 am
N. Patient Entry/Exit
S. Patient Entry/Exit
P/V spaces
P5 Weekends, University Holidays, and Season daysSaturday & SundayEntry or Exit: 24 hoursN. Patient Entry/Exit
S. Patient Entry/Exit
P/V spaces

* Send e-mail requests to [email protected]

Bus Service

There typically is no U-M bus service directly 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

Annual: AVI device (requires a $20 Device Deposit which is completely refundable if the permit device is returned to Parking Customer Service in good condition).
Monthly or Daily: Paper hang tag. 


Annual permit costs: To determine your costs, see matrix below. First look for the time period you will purchase your permit, then follow the line across to see your cost. This is the total amount you will pay for the permit year, which ends each June 30. The University Portion is the additional fee that your employing department will pay toward your permit. The total cost of the permit is found by adding the University and Employee portions.

Monthly paper permit costs: Paper permits are sold by the calendar month, not date to date. If permits are purchased prior to the 15th of any calendar month, the full month cost will be charged. For a permit purchased after the 15th of any calendar month, the charge will be the prorated amount for the last half of the month.

Date University Contribution Your Cost
July 1-14 $175.00 $781.00
July 15-31 $167.71 $748.46
August 1-14 $160.42 $715.92
August 15-31 $153.13 $683.38
September 1-14 $145.84 $650.84
September 15-30 $138.55 $618.30
October 1-14 $131.26 $585.76
October 15-31 $123.97 $553.22
November 1-14 $116.68 $520.68
November 15-30 $109.39 $488.14
December 1-14 $102.10 $455.60
December 15-31 $94.81 $423.06
January 1-14 $87.52 $390.52
January 15-31 $80.23 $357.98
February 1-14 $72.94 $325.44
February 15-28/29 $65.65 $292.90
March 1-14 $58.36 $260.36
March 15-31 $51.07 $227.82
April 1-14 $43.78 $195.28
April 15-30 $36.49 $162.74
May 1-14 $29.20 $130.20
May 15-31 $21.91 $97.66
June 1-14 $14.62 $65.12
June 15-30 $7.33 $32.58

If you select to purchase a daily or monthly permit, you must pay in full at the time of purchase by cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). The rates are listed below.

Other Blue Options Your Cost
Daily $6.00
Monthly $80.00