Parking Regulations

Use Space Efficiently

Park your vehicle between the marked lines, using the minimum amount of space required.

Do Not Obstruct

  • No vehicles may obstruct parking or removal of another vehicle.
  • It is illegal to park within 15 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 transportation services director. Bicycles are subject to the same restrictions, except that they may be ridden on campus sidewalks in accordance with provisions of Michigan Tech traffic ordinances.

Parking Enforcement

  • Designated parking areas (lots and meters) are enforced between 7 a.m.–4 p.m. (except Saturdays, Sundays, and University-closed holidays), unless otherwise noted below. 
  • University community members 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 seven days a week from 2 a.m.–4 p.m. for proper permit.
  • Refer to our winter parking policies for exceptions.

Winter Overnight Parking

To allow for snow removal, parking is prohibited on campus between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. from November 1 through April 30—whether it is snowing or not. Exceptions:

  • Campus housing residents may park in their designated lots.
  • Employees who work an assigned shift may park in an overnight parking space assigned to them by transportation services.
  • Those needing to park on campus overnight who ask for and receive a special overnight parking permit from transportation services. If it is after 5 p.m. on weekdays, holidays, or on weekends, contact Public Safety and Police Services for parking permission.

Snow Removal

Transportation services posts notices in residence halls at least 24 hours in advance when lots are going 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.

Parking for Persons with Disabilities

Designated parking spaces are available to people who possess a valid disability parking placard or license plate issued by the Secretary of State. View the Secretary of State’s regulations for disability plates and placards.

Rozsa Performing Arts Center and Theater Parking

Lots 5, 8, 9, 14 and the visitor lot next to the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (Building 13) are open for theater parking during evening and weekend theater performances.

Lot 22 at the Student Development Complex

The two-hour time limit for parking in SDC Lot 22 is enforced. 

Pay-by-Use Parking

  1. Metered parking is available to everyone for a fee between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Vehicles may park in a metered space for a maximum eight. Meter rates are 25 cents for 20 minutes.  Meters only accept quarters and CashKeys.
    1. CashKeys may be purchased at the Transportation Services office (Administration Building Room 100) in amounts of $25, $50, or $100. CashKeys allow parking at a rate of 75 cents per hour and may only be used in hour increments.
    2. Metered spaces may also be paid using the Parkmobile, LLC Payment App or by calling the Parkmobile 800 number displayed on meters and nearby signs.
      1. Register with Parkmobile using the Parkmobile App or at
      2. For instructions, see:
  2. Visitor Lot 27 is available for $3 per entrance.