Northwood I, II, III, IV and V Parking and Permits

University Housing manages specific parking lots separate from those managed by The University. The information below is specific to University Housing managed parking lots in Northwood I, II, III, IV and V.

Northwood permits are effective July 1 - June 30 as long as the affiliation with University Housing remains active.

What You Need to Know

  • Northwood I, II, III,  IV and V residents, with proof of current vehicle registration and driver's license, may purchase parking permits at move-in or anytime thereafter their Community Center (2150 Cram Place for Northwood I, II, III; 1000 McIntyre for Northwood IV and V).
  • The person listed on the Housing contract is eligible for one annual permit. If others are listed on the contract and hold a current driver's license, they are also eligible for an annual permit.  
  • All vehicles must have a current license plate and proof of vehicle registration in order to purchase an annual permit (photos of registrations are not accepted). The registration must meet one of the following criteria to receive a permit: (1) The name on the registration matches the contract holder/partner name; (2) The last name on the registration matches the last name of contract holder, i.e. parents; (3) The registration address matches the permanent address listed in our records; (4) The registration address matches the address on the driver's license. If none of the above criteria are met, the vehicle is not eligible for an annual University Housing parking lot permit.
  • Permits are assigned for a specific lot, however, the permit does not guarantee that space will always be available in that lot. 
  • Upon move-out, the parking sticker must be turned in with the apartment keys to the Community Center (2150 Cram Place for Northwood I, II and III; 1000 McIntyre for Northwood IV and V) After move out, eligibility to use Northwood lots is void. Vehicles parking in Northwood lots after the resident has moved out are subject to ticketing, even if displaying a current permit.
  • All permits must be attached to the interior lower left (driver's side) corner of the front windshield and must be in plain view at all times. 

Northwood Parking Fees

The Northwood annual permit cost is $80.00 from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019. Permit costs are not prorated.

Permit costs may change each year, effective July 1, to match University permit rates.

Students purchasing a permit will be charged via their student account.

Temporary/Borrowed Vehicles

Temporary vehicles (rented or loaned) are required to have a temporary permit. A temporary permit may be purchased at the Northwood Community Center for a cost of $5.00 for a one-week permit. Residents with long-term temporary vehicles need to show proof of vehicle registration. If the registration does not match resident information or parent/legal guardian information, the ability to purchase a permit will be reviewed by the Community Center Manager.

University Housing is required to write the license plate number on every temporary permit. Temporary permits of any kind should be hung from the rearview mirror.

If a vehicle displays a temporary or annual permit, the vehicle is not permitted to be parked in a visitor space.

Visitor and Guest Options

There are marked visitor spaces in most lots, allowing free parking for a designated amount of time as indicated on the respective sign. If no visitor spaces are available, a resident may purchase a temporary permit at their Community Center.

A temporary permit is valid for a period of one week. The cost is $5.00.

Replacement Permits

Replacement permits are available for residents selling old vehicles or acquiring new ones. The old permit must be returned to obtain a new permit. If the old permit is not returned, the cost of the replacement permit will be the full cost of an annual permit.


Motorcycles and Mopeds may park without charge or permit in areas designated "Motorcycles Only".

Motorcycles and Mopeds are not permitted to park in regular vehicle parking spaces.

Parking Policies

University Housing's surface parking lots are for use by permit holders and only for the duration of their current Housing contract. Parking is allowed in designated spaces only.

Vehicles must be maintained in good working order while parked in a University Housing lot. The Department of Public Safety patrols all Housing parking areas and may ticket any vehicle that appears to be abandoned.

University ordinance indicates that a vehicle should not remain in the same parking spot for more than 48 hours. Any vehicle that has not been moved in over 48 hours is subject to ticketing and may be impounded as abandoned.

Motorhomes, trailers, and boats are not permitted in University Housing parking lots.

The Department of Public Safety is responsible for enforcement of the University ordinance dealing with on-campus parking. Parking or driving vehicles off roadways or on sidewalks or grass are strictly prohibited. Violators are subject to vehicle impoundment and will be held responsible for any damages incurred.

All vehicles must be currently registered according to appropriate State law and properly display license and license tabs. In addition, residents are required by law to maintain insurance coverage on any vehicle parking in University Housing parking lots. The University and University Housing assume no liability for theft, damage or other loss to a vehicle parking in University-owned and operated parking lots.

It is a contract violation to sell a University Housing parking permit.

Residents are expected to comply with the above-stated guidelines and policies and any other policies outlined in Community Living at Michigan.

University Housing is a unit of Student Life, and an equal opportunity educator and employer.

For housing related questions, please contact University Housing.
Phone: (734) 763-3164