Center City Campus Parking

Student parking at UNC Charlotte Center City requires specific parking credentials which may only be purchased by students registered for classes there. Type of permit required is determined by class schedule as listed in Banner. 

Unlike main campus, a physical permit is required to park at Center City.

Center City campus does not have separate parking dedicated to the building. The University has negotiated an arrangement with Preferred Parking, Inc., owner of the closest surrounding lots, for Faculty/Staff and Student parking. Parking location is currently 319 E. 9th St, which may change during construction of a new parking deck that should be completed by spring semester. 

Parking enforcement at Center City is under the administration of Preferred Parking, Inc. PaTS has no enforcement or appeals authority over CCB parking.

This year, all Center City permits are correspondingly valid on main campus 

ADA accessible parking (with the appropriate State placard) in conjunction with a UNC Charlotte Center City Parking hangtag, is available at 625 N. Brevard St.


Center City Parking Permits

CCB static cling decalBecause Center City parking is privately owned, there will be operational differences between Main Campus and Center City Campus. Parking at Center City will require a time-specific UNC Charlotte Center City parking hangtag. 

  • CCB permits are available for online purchase.
  • CCB permits are issued by semester. Full-time annual permits purchased in the fall semester are reissued for spring and summer at no additional charge.
  • Center City Parking Permits are specific to day and class schedule:
    • Day permits are valid 6:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Evening permits are valid 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • Permits are valid only on specified class days and hours.

Once CCB permit orders have been processed they are sent to Center City for pickup. Any order placed by before 6:00 a.m. will be sent to CCB by noon the same day. Any permits ordered after 6:00 a.m. will be processed and sent the following day.

You will be allowed to park in designated parking for 30 minutes to enter into the building, pick up your permit, and bring it back to display on your vehicle before class. If you do not have time to get your permit prior to class you will need to pay the daily rate or risk the possibility of a citation from Preferred Parking.

Full-time Annual Permit: $450

This is a full-time permit, valid at Center City, weekdays, 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and also valid as a regular full time permit on main campus. If you have classes at both locations, you only need to buy one permit. Center City privileges will update each semester based on class schedule.

Resident Students may purchase a CCB permit or add CCB credentials to an R permit if they have CCB classes.

  • This is the least expensive choice for students who will be at Center City Campus more than two days, evenings, or combination, per week. If the permit is needed for just one semester, refunds will be according to the campus parking refund schedule.
  • This permit will also be valid at UNC Charlotte Main Campus as a regular Commuter [C] permit.

Center City Commuter (Fall or Spring semester): 280

Center City Commuter (Summer): 185

Center City Commuter (Summer 1 session): 110

Center City Night Commuter

Valid at Center City nightly 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and on main campus as  NCV permit, 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Yearly beginning with Fall semester: 270

Privileges will update each semester based on class schedule

Fall or Spring or both Summer sessions: 150

One Summer session only: 90

Center City Two Day

Semester permit valid for two weekdays (6:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.) as selected at time of purchase. Valid on main campus for those same two selected weekdays.

Two day Commuter (per semester): 195

Center City Visitor and Occasional Use Parking

There are a limited number of daily parking spots in Preferred Parking-owned lots nearby: Lot locations and daily fee rates. The fee must be deposited in an identically numbered slot at an honor box. These spaces are open to the public and utilized for special events; they may not always be available.

Center City Parking Enforcement

Parking enforcement at Center City is under the administration of Preferred Parking, Inc. Citation appeals or complaints are handled with Preferred Parking. PaTS will have no citation enforcement or appeals authority at Center City.

Public Transportation to Center City Campus

Center City is accessible via several CATS routes. The CATS website has a trip finder feature; enter the destination address for Center City, 320 E. 9th St.. In addition, the Seventh Street station for the Lynx light rail is nearby. There are several free park-and-ride lots along the Blue Line that make light rail an economical option. Ten-ride passes are available at the PaTS Office for a 10% discount.


For questions, email . Please put “CCB Parking” in the subject line so that we can best direct the question. You may also call Parking and Transportation Services at 704‑687‑0161.