Parking for students, faculty, staff and visitors is provided in the CCS parking structures. The Taubman Center parking structure is accessible from Baltimore Street and the Ford Campus structure is accessible from Brush Street. They are both monitored by Campus Safety officers and open 24-hours-a-day. Overnight parking is available to ACB and Taubman Center residents and their guests. Nonresident students who park in the parking structures overnight will be ticketed. 

Please keep in mind that driving and parking on campus is a privilege, not a right. Failure to comply with the following policies and guidelines will result in ticketing. Excessive violations will result in the loss of on-campus parking privileges.

Traffic/Parking Policies and Guidelines

For the purpose of these guidelines, campus includes the CCS alley, Kirby Street and bordering streets Brush, Ferry, John R, and Frederick Douglass.

Driving On Campus
To provide a safe environment on campus when driving, please adhere to the following:

  • Drive no faster than 10 mph
  • Drive in a responsible manner
  • Yield to pedestrians

Unloading On Campus
If you must park in a restricted area for the purpose of unloading:

  • Turn on hazard lights
  • Notify Campus Safety of your task and vehicle location
  • Move your vehicle to a designated parking space within 20 minutes

Parking On Campus

  • Student vehicles must have a current parking sticker adhered to the inside, lower left corner of the windshield or a temporary parking hangtag on the inside rear view mirror.
  • Faculty and staff vehicles must display authorized employee parking hangtag on the inside rear view mirror.
  • Visitor vehicles must display a visitor parking hangtag on the inside rear view mirror issued by either the visiting department or Campus Safety Officer.

When parking on campus, drivers are expected to:

  • Park in designated areas and within designated lines
  • Carefully open vehicle doors
  • Stop at stop signs
  • Report accidents to the Campus Safety Office
  • Maintain current vehicle license plates
  • Remove vehicle from campus by 2:00 a.m. (except ACB and Taubman Center residents)
  • Not park in illegal, unmarked or restricted areas on campus including, but not limited to: fire lanes, the CCS alley or spaces blocking other vehicles
  • Not store or repair motor vehicles on campus property

Parking Structures
Students, faculty, staff and visitors are permitted to park in the structures. They must present their CCS ID card to enter either parking structure. IDs can be replaced at the Campus Safety Office for a fee of $20. Upon entry, visitors must identify who they will be visiting and obtain a temporary parking tag at the entrance booth.

Overnight parking is available to ACB and Taubman Center residents and their guests. Vehicles without a current resident parking sticker parked in the parking structure after 2:00 a.m. will be ticketed.

Administration/Admissions Lot
Parking in the lot east of the ADM Building is designated for assigned employees and visitors to the building. Employees are to park in their assigned space and visitors in designated visitor spaces. Students are not permitted to park in this lot. Visitor hangtags must be displayed on the inside rear view mirror.

Walter B. Ford II Lot & Mud Lot
The parking lot on the south side of the Walter B. Ford II Building and the Mud Lot, located on the north side of the Kresge-Ford Building, are designated for student, faculty, staff and visitor parking. Vehicles using these lots must have a current CCS parking sticker or hangtag. Overnight parking is prohibited in both lots.

Fritz Lot
Parking in the lot east of the Fritz Building is designated for assigned employees and visitors to the building. Employees are to park in their assigned space and visitors in designated visitor spaces. Students are not permitted to park in this lot. Visitor hangtags must be displayed on the inside rear view mirror.

Parking/Traffic Violation Sanctions

CCS tickets—which carry a $50 fine—will be issued to vehicles violating campus traffic/parking guidelines. Fines will be posted to student accounts, and if unpaid, will result in both registration and grade holds. The Human Resources office will track tickets issued to faculty and staff. Failure to pay tickets will result in disciplinary action.

The Office of Student Life and the Campus Safety Office and Security will track CCS tickets. Upon receiving three tickets, students, faculty and staff will lose campus parking privileges. Access to the parking structure will be deactivated and vehicles will be placed on the Tow List. Vehicles on the Tow List parked on campus will be towed at the owner's expense.

Ticket and Loss of Parking Privileges

Anyone wishing to appeal a CCS traffic/parking ticket can do so by submitting a written appeal to the Director of Student Life (students) or the Director of Human Resources (faculty and staff) within 14 days of the issue date.

Anyone wishing to appeal the sanction of losing their parking privileges on campus must submit a letter of appeal to the Director of Student Life (students) or the Director of Human Resources (faculty and staff) within 14 days of the issue date. If the appeal is approved, a $25 reactivation fee is required.

City of Detroit Tickets
CCS has no control over tickets issued by the City of Detroit.

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