Parking and Permits
Yes! Michigan Tech allows Freshman living in the dorms to purchase a Residential permit for their vehicle. Permit pricing information can be found under the Parking and Permits tab.
Transportation Services is actively working with the consultants for the current master plan being established. In 2021, Transportation Services had invested over $300,000 in infrastructure improvements which including the resurfacing of some lots, and crack filling and sealing a few others.
The funds collected for parking fees help to maintain the services we provide to the campus community, as well as infrastructure improvements to parking lots and metered locations. These funds are used for general parking lot maintenance such as line painting and even snow removal.
Yes! Michigan Tech does not regulate who can park in the handicap spaces. These spaces require a valid state issued handicap placard or license plate. If you need a temporary medical accommodation, you will need to set up an appointment to talk to the Michigan Tech Student Disability Services to receive options available to you.
Yes. Parking is enforced year-round regardless of the academic calendar and regardless of how many vehicles are parked in a lot. The only time parking isn't enforced are university holidays in which the University is closed - Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Yes, with an exception. Outside of move-in day, Transportation Services offers those wishing to park closer to a building a 30-minute Loading/Unloading permit that is free of charge. You can request a 30-minute Loading/Unloading permit at the Transportation Services office or all Residential Hall reception desks.
Visitor Lots are enforced Monday - Friday 7AM till 4PM. Visitors do not have to register their vehicle if parking at any of the meters, or by paying the meter with the web application ParkMobile
Visitors who are staying overnight or for an extended stay must either register their vehicle and purchase the appropriate permit at Transportation Services or they can register their vehicle and purchase the appropriate permit at the MTU Parking Portal
Michigan Tech does offer two lots that provide free 2-hour parking. Lot 22 at the Student Development Center (SDC) and lot 95 at the Mineral Museum offers free parking for up to two hours.
Yes. You must purchase a permit for the entire year. If you will be leaving the University after the first semester, you can return your permit prior to January 1 to receive partial credit for your permit.
No. You must park in the residential lot that your permit is authorized. Residential lots are enforced 24/7 for proper permit.
Citations and Appeals
Yes! On the back of the citation you received, you will find how to access the appeals process. The appeals process must be submitted online within 10 business days of receiving the citation, and you will generally hear back within a few business days on your appeal outcome. If your first appeal is denied, you do have the option to submit a second level appeal that will be reviewed by an appeals committee. The appeals committee consists of individuals from many different departments on campus, and they review and discuss all appeals individually. If the appeals committee denies the appeal, it can be sent to the 97th District Court in Houghton.
You may pay your citation with cash or check at the Cashier's office located in the Student Services office on the first floor of the Administration Building. They are open Monday-Friday from 8AM till 5PM during the school year, and 8AM till 4PM during the summer.
If you are paying via credit card, you will need to pay for the citation on the parking portal. The link to the parking portal can be found on the back of the citation.
Typically when a hold is placed on a student account, once the citation is paid, the hold will be released about 15 to 30 minutes after payment has been received. If the hold stays on and does not release after that timeframe, you can call Transportation Services during normal business hours and we will manually release the hold.
Yes. Parking Enforcement Officers cite a vehicle at the time that they witness the infraction. Officers don't know if a vehicle was parked for 2 minutes or for 2 hours.
Husky Motors—Vehicle Rental Options
Currently we have SUV's, Mini-Vans, Cargo Vans, and 12 & 15 Passenger Vans available for daily and long term rentals. Rental rates can be found on the Husky Motors tab located on the top navigation bar.
No, unfortunately all vehicle rentals from Husky Motors needs to be official university business travel and not for personal use. We have a few car rental places in town, Sayens Auto in Houghton and Priceless in Dollar Bay rents cars, and we also have a few other rental car places located at the airport.
Yes! Husky Motors provides transportation to registered student organizations for official competitions and events. Please see the Student Leadership and Involvement website for details on how to rent a Husky Motors vehicle for your student organization!
Yes! All accidents, no matter how minor you or the other party involved feels that it may be, have to be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
Shuttle and Other Transportation Options
No, unfortunately we do not have the resources to provide an airport shuttle at this time. The Cities of Houghton and Hancock have an on demand bus that operates off campus and provides transportation to the hospital for a fee. Please see the City of Houghton or City of Hancock transit website for details.
Yes! Transportation Services shuttle service serves downtown Houghton, Econo-Foods, Walmart, and the Razorback stop in the City of Houghton. These stops are home to many local and national chain restaurants, local businesses, and grocery shopping.