U-M retirees who retired from the Ann Arbor campus are eligible for the following retiree parking options. These parking options are not available to retirees from U-M Dearborn or U-M Flint. However, both U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint offer parking permits to their retirees. These parking permits may be used on the Ann Arbor campus, similar to their faculty/staff permits.
Retiree options are for the exclusive use of the Retiree only and may not be given or sold to others.
Proof of retirement status must be presented when applying for a Retiree option. Those in "phased retirement" or on "retirement furlough" are not eligible and must wait until full retirement status has been reached to qualify. Two parking options are available:
After Hours Permit (All Retirees)
The After Hours option provides access to all color-coded parking lots and structures, except Gold areas, from 3 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends. This free option is honored for evening events such as concerts and theatre performances, but is not valid for athletic events parking. This permit is available in a hang tag version only.
If structure access is required at 3 pm, a device is required to open the gates. Upon request, the retiree's MCard Identification card will be programmed to activate the gates. If the retiree no longer has a valid MCard, a system card will be issued.
UM (Blue) Permit (Restricted availability)
This option is available only to those retired prior to July 1, 2000 and who presently have this permit. Exceptions |to this policy may be approved by the director of Parking and Transportation Services at the request of a Dean, Director or Department Head, based on individual circumstances.
The UM (Blue) permit authorizes parking in Blue, Yellow and Orange areas at any time, excluding athletic events parking. Payment of an annual parking fee is required at the time of purchase. As employing departments do for active staff, Staff Benefits pays the University Contribution toward the cost of this permit for retirees. This permit is available as an AVI device only. A $20 refundable security deposit will be required for the device.
Note: UM (Blue) permit holders who do not renew the permit will not be able to repurchase it at a future time and will become eligible for the After Hours permit only.
Handicap Verification Permit
The handicap verification permit, used in conjunction with the state issued handicap permit and appropriate UM permit, authorizes parking in handicapped parking spaces in University lots and structures. The permit is available in a static cling style only and is provided free of charge.
The following payment options are available.
- Check (payable to the University of Michigan). A $15 service charge will be assessed for returned checks.
- Credit Cards (Discover, VISA or MasterCard -- U-M PCards are not accepted)
- Payroll Deduction