EXTENDED: Limited student premium permits available by lottery

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Student Premium Permit lottery

Commuter students may enter a lottery by Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, to add premium access to their standard annual permit at an additional cost of $50 for the semester.

Premium access will be valid in one of these locations: Cone Faculty/Staff Deck, East Deck 1 or Union Deck Upper, in addition to commuter lots and decks. Students must select their preference when they enter the lottery.

If selected, students must pay $290 for the remainder of the academic year.

Eligibility criteria and process

To be selected for a student premium permit, you must:

  1. Enter the lottery via this Google Form by Friday, Jan. 19, 2024.
  2. If selected, please follow the instructions sent to you in the notification email.
  3. Come to PaTS Office to claim the permit.
  4. Pay the balance of the permit in full by 49er Account, cash, check or credit card.


Only a limited number of permits are available by lottery:

  • 50 permits for Cone Faculty/Staff
  • 50 permits for East Deck 1
  • 25 permits for Union Deck Upper

Students may only enter the lottery one time.

Permit recipients will be selected in January by a random drawing and must be physically present in the PaTS Office to claim the permit.

Credit card on file payment plans are not accepted. The permit must be paid for in full.

Permits are not valid in Lot 15 or Center City Building unless the student is enrolled in classes. The lottery is not open to resident students.

If you are currently enrolled in a payment plan, you will be able to remain in the payment plan, but will be required to pay for the student premium upgrade in full. If you have already paid for a discount,* semester or annual permit, you will be required to pay for the upgrade in full.

*Discount permits must be upgraded to an annual permit for student premium parking permissions to be applied.


Contact the Parking and Transportation Communication Center at 704-687-0161 or pats@charlotte.edu.