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Northwood Parking

General Information

Northwood I – V and Munger residents with proof of vehicle registration may apply to purchase a Northwood parking permit by visiting their Housing Portal.

All vehicles displaying Northwood permits must be in good working condition.

Permits will be assigned for a certain lot but that will not guarantee that there will always be a space in that lot. 

Motor homes, trailers and boats may not be parked in Northwood lots.

Parking Requirements

If you are the only person listed on your contract you are eligible for one parking permit. If you have an annual permit, you may not also purchase a borrowed vehicle permit. If other people are listed on your contract, you are eligible for an annual permit for each licensed driver. 

To qualify for a permit, your vehicle must have a current license plate and proof of insurance. (We need the actual documentation, not a photo.) The registration information must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Registration matches the contract holder or household member’s name.
  • Last name on the registration matches the last name of the contract holder.
  • Registration address matches permanent address listed in our records.
  • Registration address matches the address on the owner’s driver’s license.

If none of the above are true, the vehicle cannot receive an annual permit and will be considered a borrowed vehicle. Borrowed vehicles are eligible for temporary permits. 

Parking Fees

Permit Type  Cost
Primary Permit $84.00
Replacement permit (w/old permit) $5.00
Guest Permit $5 per week
Temporary/Borrowed vehicles $5.25 per week

Please note that Northwood I – V permits are not prorated. If you anticipate moving out before your contract end date, a temporary permit may be a better option.

Visitor and Guest Passes

If you are having guests or visitors, you will find marked visitor spaces in most Northwood lots. These visitor spots are free within the designated time period marked on the signs. If there are no visitor spots available, residents can purchase a temporary permit at the Community Center. If your visitor parks in regular spaces without any permit, they risk being ticketed. A temporary permit is valid for a period of one week. The cost is $5.00.


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.

Replacement Permits

If you are selling an old vehicle or buying a new one you may return your old permit and get a new permit. The cost of the replacement permit is $5. If you do not return the old permit, you must purchase a new permit for your new vehicle.

Temporary Permits

Temporary permits are available at your Community Center. If you have a long-term borrowed vehicle, you will need to present your proof of vehicle registration and get the approval of the Community Center Manager. If you are selling or buying a vehicle, you may purchase a temporary permit. We are required to write the license plate number on your temporary permit. Please hang your temporary permit from your rear-view mirror.

Northwood Apartments Guest Parking Permits cost $5 per week and will be charged to the resident’s University account. Guest permits are available at the Community Center and follow the guest policy stated in the Community Living at Michigan (CLAM) contract addendum as follows:

  • Family Apartments – Guests may stay for up to four weeks during a six month period.
  • Single Graduate Residents in Shared Apartments – Guests may stay for up to seven nights per month.
  • Single Undergraduates in Shared Apartments – Guests may stay three days, with roommate/s permission.

For information regarding undergraduate parking, please visit the undergraduate parking article.