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Public Parking

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See below for our paid parking options, and check out www.downtownchapelhill.com to see what’s happening in downtown Chapel Hill.

Parking Rates

On-Street Parking Operations, Locations, & Rates
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except for the following holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, other town observed holidays, and each Saturday in the month of July and December.

Length of Stay Rate
2 Minutes
4 Minutes
10 Minutes
60 Minutes
$0.05
$0.10
$0.25
$1.75
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Off-Street Parking Operations, Locations, & Rates
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except for the following holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, other town observed holidays, and each Saturday in the month of July and December.

Locations:
104 West Rosemary Street Lot
415 West Franklin Street Lot
427 West Franklin Street Lot
Mallette Street Lot
North Columbia Lot
Rosemary/Sunset Lot
South Graham Street Lot
Courtyard Lot
West Franklin/Basnight Lot

Length of Stay Rate
0-10 Hours $1.50 per hour

Locations:
James Wallace Parking Deck
140 West Deck

Length of Stay Rate
0-12 Hours $1.50 per hour

Locations:
Rosemary/Columbia Lot

Length of Stay Rate
0-12 Hours $1.50 per hour
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Monthly/Semester Rental Rates

The Town offers long term leases of select parking facilities depending on availability.  Please click here for more information.
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Other Fees
Special Event Rate
For Special Events, deposits or a flat rate charge may be collected, amount not to exceed $20.00.

Residential Parking Permit
Each residence would be eligible for up to five residential permits for a fee of $25.00 per sticker per year ($15.00 if purchased in January or later in the permit year) per permit for a residential parking permit. Guest permits will be available at no cost. No fee if age 65 or older. Resident must provide proof of age.

7-Day Temporary Residential Parking Permits
Each address in a Town’s Residential Parking Permit Zone would be eligible for: Up to 5 temporary 7-day visitor parking permits for use for guests valid for residential parking areas only for a fee of $10.00 per permit.

3-Day Temporary Visitor Parking Permits
Each address in the residential permit area would be eligible for: Up to 10 temporary 3-day visitor parking permits in a year for use by guests valid for residential parking areas only for a fee of $2.00 per permit.

Annual In-Home Care Permits
Residents or family members who live any of the Town’s Residential Parking Permit Zones who have babysitters, or who have disabilities or medical conditions requiring in-home care services may be eligible for In-Home Care Permits for a fee of $10.00.

Residential Business Parking Permit
Each address in the residential permit area would be eligible for up to five parking permits for business use such as Contractors, Realtors, or Non-Resident Landlords for $25.00 per month or $150.00 per year and would be good in the residential permit areas only.

Service Vehicle Parking Permit
This permit is for qualifying service vehicles (plumber, electrician, utility, etc.) for $25.00 per month or $150.00 per year and would allow parking in the 2 hour metered areas.

Reserving a Parking Metered Space
Parking spaces may be reserve for contractors performing renovation or service work in the downtown area, when available. The fee is $25.00 per meter per day.

Administrative Fee for Dumpster Storage
The fee for a dumpster permit shall be $10.00 per day for on-street and off-street lots or as otherwise set from time to time by the Parking Services division. In the event the dumpster is placed in a metered parking space, the fee shall include the additional cost of a daily reserved meter fee for each parking space used.

Mixed Use Parking Permits
Employers would be eligible to purchase mixed use parking permits for use by employees in areas adjacent to mixed use developments for a fee of $150.00 each per year.

Mobile Parking Convenience Fee
A $0.35 convenience fee set by our mobile parking service vendor will be charged per mobile parking transaction by the end user. This fee will be charged in addition to the regular parking fee.

Downtown Employee Parking Permit
Permits are available for service-industry downtown businesses for employees to park in designated lots starting at 3:30 pm each day, at a rate of $20/mo. per permit.

Pay Station Codes
$5 fee per pay station, per month for specialty codes

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Report a Non-Functioning Pay Station
If you encounter an issue with a pay station that is not working, please report the pay station number (found on the front) to parking@townofchapelhill.org. We will promptly investigate; and any citations issued in a parking space with a verified non-functioning pay station will be dismissed. We appreciate your assistance!
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Accessible Parking

Accessible Parking signs designate parking spaces reserved for vehicles with a valid, properly displayed accessible plate or hanging placard. Currently vehicles with a placard for Accessible Parking can park for free in any public parking space downtown. Accessible plates and placards are issued through the NC Division of Motor Vehicles and are not issued by the Town. For more information, visit ncdot or call (919) 715-7000.

Locations of On Street Accessible Spaces:

Locations of Off Street Metered Accessible Spaces:

Accessible locations are also available in decks.


Additional Resources

Chapel Hill Transit Park and Ride Fees

Town of Chapel Hill offers commuters options for parking in three lots and taking public transit.

  • Daily Rate: $2 (meter or Parkmobile)
  • Monthly Permit Rate: $21
  • Annual Permit Rate: $250

Please click here to purchase your permit. Detailed instructions are available here.

It will take about 5-7 business days for your permit to come in the mail. During this time a receipt will NOT be accepted as a permit substitute. Please display a valid permit to avoid being ticketed.

CHT Park and Ride Permits are valid at:

LOT PARKMOBILE ZONE LOCATION SERVED BY
Eubanks Road 8801 On Eubanks Rd, 1/2 mile west of MLK Jr Blvd NS Route, CRX (GoTriangle)
Jones Ferry 8802 Just south of Old Fayetteville Rd and Jones Ferry Rd CM Route, JFX Route, F Route
Southern Village 8804 Just off 15-501 South NS Route

UNC Employees and Students:

UNC park and ride permits will be honored in Town lots. For parking options at UNC P&R lots please contact the Commuter Alternatives Program Office at 919-962-3951.

CAP membership and a UNC Park and Ride permit are required for the lots listed in the table below. For more information, please visit UNC Transportation & Parking website.

**UNC no longer issues a permit hang tag, however, the Town still requires you display a printed copy of your permit on the vehicle dashboard. **

LOT LOCATION SERVED BY
Friday Center Located off Friday Center Dr and NC 54 FCX Route, S Route
MLK Jr Blvd 725 MLK Jr. Blvd G Route, NS Route, T Route
Friday Center South Located off Friday Center Dr and NC 54 S Route
Chatham County Off 15-501 near Old Lystra CCX Route

GoTriangle Commuters:

GoTriangle provides free parking permits for customers of the CRX route parking at Eubanks who have a valid GoPass through Raleigh employer or university, a valid 31-day Pass or a $25 Stored Value Card. To apply, click here.

Phone Numbers

NAME NUMBER
CHT Customer Service 919-969-4900
Park and Ride Meters 919-968-2804
Parkmobile 877-727-5457

FAQs

How long will it take to receive my permit in the mail?
It takes about 5-10 business days.
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Do I need a permit to use the $2 daily parking option?
No, just pay for your space number at the pay station or via the ParkMobile App. You don’t need to display a receipt.

  • To pay with coins: Enter your space number and add coins (total $2)
  • To pay with credit/debit card: Enter your space number, press OK, and swipe your card.
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What do I do if the pay station is not working?
Please call 919-968-2804 to report the issue. Leave a voicemail with parking lot, space number and vehicle information.
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How do monthly permits work?
Monthly permit are activated by scratching off MONTH, DATE, and YEAR of the parking period. Once cell in each category (day, month, year) should be scratched off. Failure to properly activate your permit may result in parking tickets. Do not activate other permits prior to using them. Example: If you scratch off August 15, 2015, your monthly permit is valid until September 14, 2015. On September 15, 2015, activate your new monthly permit.
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How do annual permits work?
Annual permits are validated with an expiration date when they are mailed to the customers. The expiration date is 1 year and 1 week from the postmarked date. One additional week was added to allow time for delivery. For example, if your permit was mailed on September 1, 2015 it will be validated with an expiration date of September 7, 2016.
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How will I get my permit after I purchase it online?
Your permit will be mailed to you.
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What lots does a new fee apply to?
Eubanks, Southern Village and Jones Ferry.
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Will UNC Park and Ride permits be accepted at the Town Park and Ride lots?
Yes.
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I'm a GoTriangle customer, do I qualify for a free permit?
GoTriangle provides free parking permits for customers of the CRX route parking at Eubanks P&R who have a valid GoPass through Raleigh employer or university, a valid 31-day Pass or a $25 Stored Value Card.To apply, click here.
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When do I need to pay or have a permit displayed?
Monday – Friday, 4:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Do I need to pay if I use the lots to go to a sporting game by taking Tar Heel Express?
Park and Ride permits will not need to be displayed during Tar Heel events.
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How do I pay for daily parking?
The daily rate is $2. You can pay at the Paystations by the bus stop or download and use the ParkMobile App.
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Do I need a permit if I walk to a Park and Ride lot?
No
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Do I need a permit if I ride a bicycle to a Park and Ride lot?
No
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How do I appeal a parking ticket?
Please follow the procedure posted here.
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Bicycle Parking

Enjoy your ride downtown and park at one of our many convenient bike racks or bike corrals! Need a quick fix for your bike or to pump up a tire? Visit our free Bike Fixit Station located at 144 East Franklin Street. While you’re there – try the Bus Rack Tryit Station and practice putting your bike on/off a CHTransit bus rack!

Bike rentals are offered at these local businesses: Alley Bikes, at 100 Boyd St in Carrboro and The Bicycle Chain at 210 West Franklin Street. UNC students and employees can participate in the Tar Heel Bikes bike share on campus.

PARKING SERVICES NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2022

ISSUED BY: Parking Services

SUBJECT: 140 West Parking Deck Repair Project

CONTACT: parking@townofchapelhill.org

The 140 West parking deck will undergo a restoration/waterproofing project for approximately ten weeks beginning in December to fix the water leaks, along with some plaza resurfacing and additional bollards to prevent vehicles from driving on the plaza level.  The 140 West Parking Deck will start to see activity mid-December, around the 12-16, which will affect an area of 30-parking spaces at a time on the public parking level.  The EV-charging stations will be affected for a period during construction.

The lower level, private parking spaces for residents, will be blocked for a Sunday night into Monday at a later date in the project.  This coordination is to take care of the only entry/exit for the private parking at a time least used.  The Town will coordinate with the 140 West condominium association to move residents’ cars to another Town parking lot during this period, so the residents will have access to their vehicles if needed.  The contractors will place plastic drapes as a barrier to protect parked cars and to help control dust on the public parking level. All dates and timeframes are weather dependent and may be adjusted as needed.

For updates to this project, visit parkonthehill.com

For a printable copy of this press release, click here.