All motorized two-wheeled vehicles including motorcycles, mopeds, motorbikes, and scooters are required to register for a permit to park in designated areas on campus. To operate and park on campus, vehicles must be registered with the NC DMV and display a UNC Motorcycle / Scooter permit. First-Year Students are ineligible for any campus parking permit unless authorized through the Student Hardship process.

Safety Regulations

Parking or operating a scooter in violation of the Ordinance Regulating Traffic and Parking may result in the vehicle being cited and/or impounded.

The Department of Public Safety provides a safety training class and rules for riding specifically geared for scooter owners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Motorized two-wheeled vehicles may only operate on public roads. Sidewalks and brick paths are reserved solely for those walking or riding a bicycle.

A UNC Motorcycle / Scooter permit allows you to park in any “MC” motorcycle parking zones located throughout campus. See Motorcycle / Scooter Parking Map. Parking in bicycle racks, or on the landscape or sidewalks, is prohibited.

Registering both a car and a motorcycle/scooter requires that all license plate numbers be registered to the same owner. Dual permit holders pay the full price for the car permit and a reduced price for the motorcycle permit (excluding the student RR zone). See pricing information.