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Michigan Parking Laws

Michigan Parking Laws


Quick Guide to Michigan Parking Laws

Michigan Parking Laws

The majority of Michigan parking laws are listed under Section 257 of the Michigan Vehicle Code.  A link to some of the laws provided by the vehicle code is listed

Some of the sections of Michigan parking law are described in this article.  You will also find information about paying your ticket online through several different methods.  

Sections of Michigan Parking Law

Each jurisdiction within the state of Michigan has its own local ordinances.  These local Michigan parking laws mandate different fines, and some of these fees significantly differentiate.  Fines will be higher in urban areas, and especially educational institutions.  

Some common types of violations associated with Michigan parking law occur because of violating any of the laws below: 

Section 257.672

This law states that a vehicle cannot stop, park, or be left standing attended or unattended on a paved road outside of city limits or the main traveled part of the highway.  If there is a possible pull off, vehicles are required to move the vehicle to that part of the road.  

Additionally, this Michigan parking law states that no vehicle can be stopped, parked, or left unattended on a paved or unpaved limited access highway.  Anyone who violates this law is in direct violation of civil infraction.  

Section 257.6743

This section carries the majority of Michigan parking laws.  Under this section, parking is prohibited in the following ways: 

• on a sidewalk

• in front of a public or private driveway

• within an intersection

• with 15 feet of a fire hydrant

• on a crosswalk

• within 20 feet of a crosswalk 

• within 30 feet of a flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control signal

• between a safety zone and adjacent curb or within 30 feet of the end of the safety zone 

• with 50 feet of a railroad crossing

• within20 to the entrance of fire station or 75 feet if indicated by fire company

• in a street excavation site 

• on a bridge

• where a sign prohibits

• within 500 feet of an accident 

• in front of a theater 

• in a manner that blocks a fire escape

• in a space clearly marked for disabled persons

• in a space with public meters where the meter has expired

• in a way to obstruct the delivery of mail

• in a manner that blocks an alley 

Paying your Ticket Online

Michigan parking law allows you to pay your tickets online, and there are several methods you can use to ensure your payment is properly submitted.  The most reliable source on the internet for paying a ticket in violation of a Michigan parking law is the following website under the state.  

The website listed above states which jurisdictions are currently participating.  If you cannot pay your fee for violations of Michigan parking laws with the link provided below, you may be able to pay the fine through your county’s municipal website.  For example, you can pay a ticket for the violation of Michigan parking laws at the following link under the city of Detroit: