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University of Michigan Home Football G​ames - and Other Stadium Events - On-street Parking Restrictions

Scheduled Stadium Events with On-street Parking Restrictions in Effect 8 a.m.-midnight: Saturdays Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 7, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 25.
(List is subject to change; please check this site regularly if event parking r​estrictions are a concern.)​​

On-street parking restrictions will be in effect 8 a.m. to midnight on University of Michigan home football game days and other stadium events as indicated per City Council resolution. Click here for the on-street parking restrictions map (also pictured right) (PDF). Signage is also displayed in the U-M Stadium area(s) to promote the events-parking hotline number for residents and visitors with questions: 734.794.6444. Be aware that vehicles may​ be towed during the 8 a.m.-midnight enforcement hours on the designated stadium-event dates. Residents and visitors interested in information about the specific stadium events can visit

Public Parking: Lots, Structures and Meters

The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority increased rates take effect Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) oversees management of all public parking structures, lots, and meters. For information on hourly parking or monthly permits, please see the DDA’s Parking Options web page.

Residential Parking Permits 

The Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program allows vehicles owned by residents to park in an RPP neighborhood for the posted time limit without being ticketed. If your neighborhood is participating in an RPP Program you will need to acquire and display a residential parking permit decal for every vehicle that will park on neighborhood streets during the specified enforcement period.  Please follow this link for more information and application forms.

Commercial Loading Zone Permits

City Council voted to discontinue the Commercial Loading Zone Parking Permit program on Monday, May 17, 2010. Parking in marked, on-street loading zones will return to the previous condition of allowing parking access to vehicles with commercial license plates using the spaces up to the time permitted on the posted signs.   

Parking Violations (Summary of Parking Ticket Payment Options) ​

***Parking fines and associated late fees as of July 1, 2010**

The fine for an expired meter parking citation is $10 if paid by the end of the next business day, $20 if paid within 14 days, $40 if paid after 14 days and $60 if paid after 30 days.(A list of all fines can be found here.)  

Ticket payments can be paid online, mailed or paid by following the directions on the back of the ticket. Tickets can also be paid using the drop box inside Larcom City Hall's East Ann Street (north) lobby entrance. A second, drive-by drop box is located on the corner of East Ann and North Fifth Ave, across from City Hall. If you require a receipt, you may pay at the Customer Service Center on the first floor in City Hall at 301 E. Huron, Ann Arbor MI 48104 (Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). 

Parking Referee ​​​​

Citizens may contest a parking violation through the parking referee who will investigate and make a decision on the matter.


For any number of unpaid judgments, a court order to seize your vehicle may be obtained. Further, even without a court order, six (6) or more unpaid City and/or University citations may result in: (1) the impoundment of your vehicle without further notice, or (2) the loss of your right to renew your driver’s license. Also, your vehicle may be impounded for other unpaid citations as determined by the Ann Arbor Police Department. Towing results in additional expenses incurred by the owner of the vehicle.

What to do if Your Car has Been Towed 

To find out where to go and what steps to take to locate and reclaim a vehicle that has been towed, see Police -> Towing

Storage of Vehicle

For information on storage of vehicle, go to the city code; then select: "Title X - Traffic;" "Chapter 126 - Traffic;" "Article XI. - Accidents;" "10:136. - storage of vehicles."