$1.75 per hour
($2.00/hr 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
104 West Rosemary Street Lot
415 West Franklin Street Lot
427 West Franklin Street Lot
Mallette Street Lot
North Columbia Lot
South Graham Street Lot
West Franklin/Basnight Lot
|Length of Stay||Rate|
|0-10 Hours||$1.50 per hour|
James Wallace Parking Deck
140 West Deck
|Length of Stay||Rate|
|0-12 Hours||$1.50 per hour|
|Length of Stay||Rate|
|0-12 Hours||$1.50 per hour|
The Town offers long term leases of select parking facilities depending on availability. Please click here for more information.
For Special Events, deposits or a flat rate charge may be collected, amount not to exceed $20.00.
Residential Parking Permit
Each residence in one of the Town’s Residential Permit Zones may be eligible for up to five residential permits for a fee of $25.00 per permit per year ($15.00 if purchased in January or later in the permit year). Guest permits are $25.00/year ($15.00 prorated) when sufficient space in the residential area is available. 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 one of the Town’s Residential Permit Zones may be eligible for up to five residential permits for business use such as Contractors, Realtors, or Non-Resident Landlords for $25.00 per month or $150.00 per year, valid 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 $0.45 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
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.
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:
- 252 East Franklin St
- 111 Henderson St
- 149 East Franklin St
- 409 West Franklin St
- 501 West Franklin St
Locations of Off Street Metered Accessible Spaces:
- 150 East Rosemary Street
- 111 Basnight Lane
- 115 South Roberson
- 415 West Franklin
- 140 West Franklin
- 602 West Rosemary
Accessible locations are also available in decks.
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
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. **
|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 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.
|CHT Customer Service||919-969-4900|
|Park and Ride Meters||919-968-2804|
- 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.
Quarterly Parking Reports
Q4 2022-23 (Apr – Jun 2023)
Summary: Off-Street parking demand on the East End is at 80-85% of pre-pandemic. But with 9% less parking than 2019, that equals 90-95% of relative efficiency. Effectively returning to or surpassing pre-pandemic activity will require the construction of additional parking. Read the full report here.