Center City Campus Parking

UNC Charlotte Center City requires specific parking credentials which are assigned to students registered for classes there as determined by class schedule listed in Banner. Center City Building does not have separate parking dedicated to the building. The University has negotiated an arrangement with Preferred Parking, Inc., for Faculty/Staff and Student parking. Parking location is currently 319 E. 9th Street, which may change during construction of a new parking deck. 

All Center City permits are correspondingly valid on main campus.

To receive parking privileges at Center City Building, you must add CCB permission to your permit at the time of purchase. Students will be assigned CCB parking privileges based on their class schedule in Banner.

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

Because Center City parking is privately owned, there will be operational differences between Main Campus and Center City Campus. 

  • For faculty and staff buying non-discounted permits, CCB permissions are available for online purchase as an addition to your regular permit at the time of purchase.
  • CCB permissions for students are assigned each semester. All student permits will have CCB permissions added automatically per the class schedule in banner each semester. Students with discounted permits for lot 6A, lot 27 or North Deck only will not receive CCB permissions. Students need to upgrade to a 2-day, standard or night permit to get CCB permissions. 
  • Center City Parking Permits are specific to day and class schedule:
    • Day permits are valid 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Evening permits are valid 3:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Permits are valid only on specified class days and hours.

Full-time Annual Permit with Center CIty permissions (academic year 2019-20): $480

This is a full-time Commuter permit, valid at Center City, weekdays, 6:30 a.m. - 11 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 will have CCB credentials added to an R permit if they have CCB classes.

  • Standard Fall or Spring semester w/Center City permisions: $300
  • Standard Summer w/ Center City permisions: $195
  • Standard Summer 1 session w/Center City permisions: $120

Night Commuter Permit with Center City Permissions

  • Valid at Center City nightly 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on main campus as a Night permit, 3 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Yearly beginning with Fall semester w/Center City permisions: $290
  • Privileges will update each semester, based on class schedule
  • Fall or Spring or both Summer sessions w/Center City permisions: $160
  • One Summer session only: $98

Two-Day Permit with Center City Permissions

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

  • Two-day Commuter, per semester: $205

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.