Parking Permits

Permission to park is virtual

Parking privileges are assigned to your MyPark account (based on your status in the University) and verified through license plate recognition (LPR). Equipment installed at decks and lots will scan the plate as a vehicle enters and exits.

If LPR fails, your 49er ID Card or 49er Mobile ID serves as a secondary credential. Tap your card or phone at the equipment column and hold until it beeps. In lots without gates, the system recognizes vehicles with virtual permits and enforcement is alerted when cars are parked without permission.

Permit prices for 2024/25

Regular PermitsRate
Full Year (beginning with fall semester; Commuter, Resident, Center City, Faculty/Staff)$480
Semester permit (Student)$240
Night Permit (Full year, Faculty/Staff)$290
Night Permit (Fall semester, Student)$145
Partial Year (Beginning summer semester; Faculty/Staff and Student)$144
Premium Gate Access** (Faculty/staff only; add on to standard permit)$160
Daily Temporary Permit (online at$8
Faculty/Staff Premium Daily Permit$10
Parking Packs (Quantities of 10 and 30)See Daily Permits

Prices are subject to change without notice.
**Premium Access includes: Cone Decks 1 and 2, Faculty/Staff levels; Union Deck upper levels; East Deck 1; Lot 15 (Burson Lot)

Discount remote parking

Money-saving options for Commuters and Faculty/Staff who are willing to park farther out. Quantities limited.*

Discounted PermitPrice
Lot 6A (corner of John Kirk and Cameron) Available to faculty/staff and commuters.$360 full-year
Lot 27 (Alumni Way, near Harris Alumni Center) A walk-in lot. Available to commuters and faculty/staff.$225 full-year (Commuters and Faculty/Staff) / $112.50 fall semester (Commuters only)
North Deck Available to commuters only.$360 full-year (Commuters only) / $180 fall-semester (Commuters only)
*During summer, discount remote parking permits may be upgraded to Commuter permissions, allowing access to all yellow and orange lots and decks, for a $30 fee.

Motorcycle/moped permits

You must register your motorcycle or moped with PaTS to receive a virtual permit linked to the vehicle’s license plate. Permit allows parking in designated motorcycle/moped spaces. If you wish to park in a standard parking space, a permit must be purchased at the regular vehicle permit price.

Motorcycle/moped PermitPrice
Full Year (in designated motorcycle/moped parking)$125
Partial Year (beginning Spring; in designated motorcycle/moped parking)$62.50
Partial Year (beginning Summer; in designated motorcycle/moped parking)$52

Front plate option for those who back in to park

LPR requires a clear license plate view, so unless your tags are from a state that issues both front and back plates, you may not back in to a parking space. If you wish to back in, you may purchase an alternative front plate from PaTS for $20.

This alternative plate will have your state-issued license plate number printed on it and be readable by the LPR technology. You do not have to pay to renew the plate when your permit expires. It is good as long as your state-issued rear plate number remains the same and the front plate is readable by the LPR system.

To order a front plate, email with the subject line “Front plate” AFTER you have ordered your permit. Be sure to include the license plate numbers(s) of the vehicle(s) to which you are adding the front plate(s). You will then be notified by email when the option to pay for the front plate(s) is available in the MyPark portal. Front plates may be picked up at the PaTS office after you receive notification of its arrival.

In order to have your plate(s) ready before classes begin, order your plate by Aug. 1. Otherwise, you won’t be able to back in until you receive your plate. (Turnaround time is 7 to 10 business days.)

Unable to buy a permit at this time?

For those who need to delay the purchase of a full-time permit or only need to park on campus occasionally, daily permits are available for $8 per day. Parking Packs (reduced-rate daily permits) are available in quantities of 10 or 30.

What you need to purchase a permit online

  • NinerNet login (user name and password)
  • State-issued vehicle license plate number and vehicle information for the car you plan to park on campus (If you’re unsure of the vehicle information, please wait to register until you know.)
  • Debit/credit card information

What you need to purchase a permit in person

  • UNC Charlotte 49er Card / 49er Mobile ID
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Credit/debit card, cash, check or 49er Account for payment
  • If your vehicle is registered in a state other than North Carolina, you must show proof of insurance.