Center City Building Parking

Center City parking Permissions

UNC Charlotte Center City Building (CCB) requires parking credentials. Preferred Parking, Inc. manages parking at 422 E. 9th Street.


  • Students registered for classes in Banner at Center City Building are automatically assigned proper credentials each semester with the purchase of a non-discounted standard permit.
  • Resident students will have CCB credentials added to an R permit if they have CCB classes.
  • Students with discounted permits for Lot 27, Lot 6A and North Deck; motorcycle and daily permits; and parking packs will not receive CCB permissions. Students need to upgrade to a 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.

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 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.