Center City Building Parking

Center City parking Permissions

UNC Charlotte Center City Building (CCB) requires parking credentials. Preferred Parking, Inc. manages parking at 319 E. 9th Street, which may change during construction of a new parking deck. 


  • Students registered for classes in Banner at Center City Building are automatically assigned proper credentials each semester. 
  • Resident students will have CCB credentials added to an R permit if they have CCB classes.
  • 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 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Permits are valid only on specified class days and hours.

Faculty and staff

To receive parking privileges at Center City Building, you must purchase a non-discounted permit and add CCB permission to your permit at the time of purchase. 

CCB parking map

Permit Prices

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

Full-time Commuter permit, valid at Center City, weekdays, 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. and as a regular full-time permit on main campus. If you have classes at both locations, you only need to buy one permit. 

  • Standard Fall or Spring semester w/Center City permissions: $300
  • Standard Summer w/ Center City permissions: $195
  • Standard Summer 1 session w/Center City permissions: $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 permissions: $290
  • Privileges will update each semester, based on class schedule
  • Fall or Spring or both Summer sessions w/Center City permissions: $160
  • One Summer session only: $98

Two-Day Permit with Center City Permissions

Semester permits 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 parking

There are a limited number of daily parking spots in Preferred Parking-owned lots nearby.  Check the Preferred Parking website for lot locations and daily fee rates. Fees must be deposited in an identically numbered slot at an honor box. These spaces are open to the public and used 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 has no citation enforcement or appeals authority at Center City.

Public transportation to Center City Building

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  or call 704‑687‑0161.