Maintenance Auxiliaries & Central Shops

Key Office

Key Office Phone: (734) 764-3481
Fax: (734) 647-4761
Email: keyoffice@umich.edu   525 Church Street
Rm 1103
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2572
Location: Sidewalk Level of the Church Street Parking Structure.
Key Office Hours M, W, Th, F: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 12:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Tuesdays: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Note: To provide time for staff meetings and training activities, the Key Office is closed to walk-in traffic on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Services Provided:

Location map of Key Office on Central  Campus
  • Key distribution – keys for University Buildings and property, (cabinets, desks, etc.)
  • Installation and repair of door handles, knobs, levers, crashbars, all types of locks, etc.
  • Lock, hardware, installation, and repairs
  • Card reader installation and repairs
  • Rekeying of doors, file cabinets, desks, etc.
  • Planning of small and large projects for ingress/egress, hardware and access coordination
  • Consultation for special hardware needs
  • Clearinghouse for lost and found keys. Note: Keys are held at the key office for 3 months and then disposed of.

Additional Information:

  • Building keys issued with key requisition forms and cash deposit or work order, check with local administrator or call for details.
  • Keys for cabinets, desks, etc. require a work order number, not key requisition forms.
  • Green requisition forms (form #4092*) are used for master and submaster keys.
  • White requisition forms (form #2835*) are used for individual room keys.
  • Requisitions are invalid if not filled within 30 days of date authorized.
  • Work Orders are not accepted for Medical School keys, cash only.
  • We do not accept checks, M-card, credit cards, etc. – CASH ONLY.
  • Cash deposits vary between $5, $10 & $20 and are determined by the department issuing the key.
  • To enter a building after-hours, use card readers.

*Forms are only available in hardcopy from the key office.