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Violation Policies


Violation Rates and Late Fees:

In June 2023, the MSU Board of Trustees approved the first parking violation rate increase since 2001. Consideration was given to the fee schedule of fines used by the City of East Lansing and peer benchmarking was done with our B1G Conference peer institutions. The new rates are effective July 17, 2023. The most common violations and their rates are listed below:

  • Metered Parking Violation are $20 
  • Disabled Parking Violations are $115
  • Reserved Area Violations are $40

All fine amounts are printed on the violation. Late fees are applied to all violations that remain unpaid. 

  • 7 days after issuance, a $10 late fee will be added.
  • 28 days after issuance, another $10 late fee will be added.

Holds may be placed on student accounts due to unpaid violations. Violations that continue to remain unpaid after 150 days will be transferred to the 54B District Court in the City of East Lansing.

All MSU Parking Ordinances can be viewed here.


University Holidays and Enforcement:

Ordinances and parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day 7 days a week except during official University holidays: 

  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Annual Winter Break (Christmas – New Year's Day)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July

Refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates of these holidays. Academic Calendar

Select the link below to see exact dates of any additional complimentary parking being offered:

Complimentary Parking Info