Parking Regulations

Space Utilization

  • Vehicles should always be parked in such a manner that a minimum amount of space is used.  Please park between the marked lines.

Obstructive Parking

  1. No vehicles may obstruct the parking or removal of another vehicle.
  2. It is illegal to park within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant.

Sidewalks and Lawns

  • Motor vehicles or motor-driven cycles may not be parked or driven on sidewalks, lawns, or running tracks without permission from the director of Transportation Services.  Bicycles are subject to the same restrictions, except that they may be ridden on campus sidewalks in accordance with the provisions of the Michigan Tech Traffic Ordinances.

Parking Enforcement

  • Designated parking areas (lots and meters) will be enforced between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays). 
  • Members of the University Community may park only in their assigned parking lots as indicated by their vehicle parking hangtag.  All other parking regulations and resident lots are enforced 24/7.
  • Residential lots are enforced 24/7 for proper permit.
  • 7W, 15E, 15W & 16 are enforced 7 days a week from 2 am - 4 pm for proper permit.
  • All other lots & meters are enforced Monday - Friday from 7 am - 4 pm for proper permit, with the exception of University closed holidays.
  • Please see (winter overnight parking for exceptions).

Parking for Persons with Disabilities

Theater Parking

Lot 22 at the SDC

  • A 2-hour time limit for parking in SDC Lot 22 will be enforced. 

Paid Parking

  1. Metered parking is available to everyone for a fee between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Vehicles may park in a metered space for a max of 8 hours. Meter rates are 25 cents for 20 minutes.  Meters only accept quarters and CashKeys.
    1. CashKeys may be purchased at the Transportation Services office (Admin, Room 100) in amounts of $25, $50, or $100. CashKeys allow parking at a rate of seventy five cents per hour ($0.75/hr) and may only be used in hour increments.
    2. Meter spaces may also be paid using the Parkmobile, LLC Payment App or by calling the Parkmobile 800# displayed on the meters and on nearby signs.
      1. Register with Parkmobile using the Parkmobile App or at
      2. For instructions, review the document below:
  2. Visitor Lot #27 is available for a fee of $3 per entrance.

Winter Overnight Parking

  • To allow for snow removal, parking is prohibited on campus between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., from November 1 through April 30, except as follows:
    1. Occupants of campus housing may park in their designated lots.
    2. Employees who work an assigned shift may park in an assigned overnight parking space.
    3. Those needing to park on campus overnight may request a special overnight parking permit from Transportation Services. After 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, holidays, or on weekends, contact Public Safety and Police Services for parking permission.

Snow Removal

  • Transportation Services will have notifications posted in the residence halls, at least 24-hours in advance, designating what lots are planned to be cleared. It is the responsibility of vehicle owners to be aware of these notices and move their vehicles accordingly to avoid being ticketed and/or towed.