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Public Parking: Lots, Structures and Meters
The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority increased rates take effect Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Click here to read more. (PDF) 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 webpage.
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.
University of Michigan Home Football Game On-street Parking Restrictions
On-street parking restrictions are in effect on University of Michigan home football game days. Click here for the on-street parking restrictions map (PDF). Signage will be displayed in the U-M Stadium area to promote the events-parking hotline number for residents and visitors with questions: 734.794.6444. Residents and visitors interested in information about the event itself can visit www.mgoblue.com.
(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.) A car with four or more unpaid parking tickets in default may be towed. Towing results in additional expenses incurred by the owner of the vehicle.
Ticket payments can be paid online, mailed or paid by following the directions on the back of the ticket. Tickets can also be paid by a drop-box inside City Hall's the East Ann Street lobby entrance. A second, drive-by drop-box is located on the corner of E. Ann and N. 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 8:00 am to 5:00 pm).
Citizens may contest a parking violation through the parking referee who will investigate and make a decision on the matter. Please note these generally invalid reasons for contesting a ticket.”
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