Orange parking is located in areas that typically require a short University bus ride to campus core areas and within walking distance of some U-M buildings.

Exception: The Orange permit is not valid and will not be honored at the Coliseum lot (W32) 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.

Bus Service

Orange lots not adjacent to buildings are served by U-M buses at 5-10 minute frequencies during daylight hours and at 15-20 minute frequencies during evening hours. Please refer to the University bus schedules for specific route information.

Permit Styles

Annual: Hang tag or windshield
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 $86.00
July 15-31 $167.71 $82.42
August 1-14 $160.42 $78.84
August 15-31 $153.13 $75.26
September 1-14 $145.84 $71.68
September 15-30 $138.55 $68.10
October 1-14 $131.26 $64.52
October 15-31 $123.97 $60.94
November 1-14 $116.68 $57.36
November 15-30 $109.39 $53.78
December 1-14 $102.10 $50.20
December 15-31 $94.81 $46.62
January 1-14 $87.52 $43.04
January 15-31 $80.23 $39.46
February 1-14 $72.94 $35.88
February 15-28/29 $65.65 $32.30
March 1-14 $58.36 $28.72
March 15-31 $51.07 $25.14
April 1-14 $43.78 $21.56
April 15-30 $36.49 $17.98
May 1-14 $29.20 $14.40
May 15-31 $21.91 $10.82
June 1-14 $14.62 $7.24
June 15-30 $7.33 $3.66

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 Orange Options Your Cost
Daily $2.00
Monthly $22.00