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 until the new parking deck, owned and operated by Preferred Parking, is complete and open. If you had CCB parking privileges last year and will need them again this fall, please retain your decal; current parking permissions will transfer to it. Those needing CCB parking for the first time will receive a new decal by mail.  

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 Street, which may change during construction of a new parking deck. Click here for parking maps and instructions.


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


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 decal. 

  • 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 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • Evening permits are valid 3:00 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 (academic year 2018-19): $465

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.

Center City Commuter (Fall or Spring semester): $290

Center City Commuter (Summer): $190

Center City Night Commuter (per semester): $155

  • 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.
  • Privileges will update each semester based on class schedule

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): $200

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 light rail and several CATS routes. The CATS website has a trip finder feature; enter the destination address for Center City, 320 E. 9th St.. The Ninth Street station for the Lynx light rail is the closest stop. Seventh Street station is nearby; the building entrance faces First Ward Park. There are several free park-and-ride lots along the Blue Line that make light rail an economical option. 


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.