Introduction: Permit Parking
The Ann Arbor campus has over 23,000 parking spaces in structures and surface lots. Access during enforcement hours is controlled by parking permits, meters, gates or cashier-attendants.
There are four tiers of parking offered (Orange, Yellow, Blue and Gold), with different rates per tier that reflect the proximity to campus core areas. Parking permits - and in some cases, electronic AVI devices - give you access to the lots and structures.
Because of limited parking availability, the U-M has established eligibility criteria for faculty, staff and students. And each eligible person is limited to the purchase of one parking option.