The Chancellor, or his/her delegates, shall cause each area in which parking is permitted by this Ordinance to be surveyed and developed for parking. Each parking space shall be defined by appropriate signs and painted lines (when the parking area is paved). Parking spaces in unpaved lots will be marked by wheelstops. When parking spaces have been marked off in the area in which parking is lawful, Vehicles shall be parked within the spaces so designated at all times.

  1. Some spaces shall be marked for compact Vehicles. These spaces shall be fifteen feet in length and five feet in width, with two and one-half feet of hatching between spaces. It is unlawful for any Vehicle to occupy more than the five-foot portion of the space. Signs shall be posted or on-ground markings shall designate compact spaces.
  2. It is a violation of this Ordinance to occupy portions of more than one space when such spaces are defined by painted lines. It is also a violation of this Ordinance to park in any portion of the area not clearly designated for parking.
  3. When spaces are painted at an angle (diagonally) to a street curb or dividing median, Vehicles must park with the front of the Vehicle next to the curb or median. When parking spaces are parallel to a curb or dividing median, Vehicles must park with the front of the Vehicle facing the direction of travel authorized for that side of the street or driveway.
It is unlawful to leave a disabled Vehicle parked in violation of this Ordinance without immediately notifying the Department of Transportation and Parking. If the Vehicle is obstructing traffic, in a reserved space, or creating a hazard, it must be moved immediately.

No Vehicle will be placed on the disabled Vehicle list more than one time per month unless the operator will accept assistance from the Department of Transportation and Parking or a tow firm. Persons who exceed the limitations for placing their Vehicle on the disabled list and do not accept assistance shall be subject to the appropriate penalty if the Vehicle remains parked in violation of this Ordinance. If the Department of Transportation and Parking has permits available for the lot in which the Vehicle is parked, the operator may be required to purchase a permit rather than be placed on the disabled list.

Any person parking a Vehicle in the parking lots and areas described in this section must possess the appropriate permit for that lot or parking area during those days and hours specified at the entrance to such lots or areas. Any Vehicle parked without possessing a valid permit is subject to the issuance of a civil penalty, Vehicle immobilization/booting, and/or towing.

If the assigned zone is full, a temporary permit for an alternate zone may be obtained from the Department of Transportation and Parking in the Public Safety building located off Manning Drive (285 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599). UNC Hospitals’ employees may obtain temporary permits from the Hospital Parking Office.

It is unlawful for any person to park a Vehicle within any zone other than the one authorized by the appropriate permit. Any person possessing a valid special permit obtained through the Department of Transportation and Parking may park as indicated by use of those permits and their related restrictions. All Main Campus permits shall also be valid in any R Zone lots, excluding R2 lots.

A guide that summarizes the regulations and a map depicting the University’s parking zones is available on the Department of Transportation and Parking website. The University’s parking zones are as follows:

Zone A
  • Aycock Circle
  • Battle Lane
  • Spencer

Zone BD
  • Business School Deck

Zone BTD
  • Bell Tower

Zone Bicycle
  • Areas designated by bicycle racks or specifically designated bicycle

Zone PR
  • Chatham County Park and Ride
  • Friday Center Park and Ride
  • Franklin Street Park and Ride
  • Hedrick Park and Ride
  • 725 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Zone CD
  • Craige Deck

Zone CG
  • Helipad

Zone FC
  • Fraternity Court

Zone FG
  • EPA Gated

Zone JD
  • Jackson Deck

Zone K
  • Ehringhaus

Zone KSD
  • Knapp-Sanders Deck

Zone L
  • Craige
  • Morrison Circle

Zone M
  • Hinton James

Zone MC
  • Areas designated for Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicles

Zone MD
  • McCauley Deck

Zone ND
  • Cobb Deck

Zone NG1
  • Swain

Zone NG3
  • Caldwell
  • Steele

Zone N1
  • 440 North
  • 440 South

Zone N2
  • Morehead Planetarium
  • Porthole

Zone N3
  • Alumni Place
  • Bynum
  • Emerson Drive
  • Hickerson House
  • Lenoir Drive
  • Love House
  • Peabody

Zone N5
  • Boundary Street
  • Forest Theater
  • Park Place

Zone N7
  • University Relations
  • Nash

Zone N8
  • Undergraduate Library

Zone N9
  • International Studies

Zone N10
  • University Development

Zone N11
  • New Venable

Zone NP
  • Night Parking

Zone PD
  • Cardinal Deck

Zone RD
  • Rams Head Deck

Zone RR
  • Estes Resident

Zone R1
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Energy Services
  • Physical Plant

Zone R2
  • Art Building
  • Administrative Office Building

Zone R3
  • Cameron-Graham
  • Cogeneration Facility

Zone R4
  • Frank Porter Graham

Zone R5
  • 200 Finley Golf Course Road
  • 212 Finley Golf Course Road
  • 220 Finley Golf Course Road

Zone R6
  • Continuing Education
  • Day Care Center
  • School Leadership Program
  • WUNC

Zone R7
  • Bolin Creek
  • 725 Airport Rd.

Zone R8
  • Hedrick Building

Zone R9
  • Cone Tennis Facility

Zone R10
  • Chapel Hill North

Zone R12
  • Carolina North

Zone SFH
  • Baity Hill
  • Mason Farm Residence

Zone S1
  • Public Safety

Zone S3
  • Knapp
  • Law School
  • Navy Field
  • Ridge Road
  • Law Programs

Zone S4
  • Stadium Drive
  • Avery

Zone S5
  • Carmichael Drive

Zone S6
  • Bioinformatics
  • EPA
  • EPA Loading
  • Glaxo
  • Isaac Taylor
  • Mason Farm Road
  • South Chiller

Zone S8
  • Kenan Field House

Zone S9
  • Dean E. Smith

Zone S10
  • Boshamer

Zone S11
  • Bowles
  • Manning
  • Smith
  • Williamson

Zone S12
  • Bernard Street
  • Branson Street
  • Community Building
  • Hibbard Drive
  • Jackson Circle
  • Mason Farm Road
  • Branson Overflow
  • Mason Farm Overflow

Zone T
  • Outdoor Recreation

Zone W
  • Beard

Zone WN
  • Weeknight Parking

Pursuant to North Carolina Motor Vehicle Laws; Regulating; Delegating of Authority, the Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, may modify parking zones, by adding or deleting University parking areas from such zones, and may change traffic flow patterns and hours of operation as deemed necessary or advisable for the administration or enforcement of this Ordinance.

Parking permit fees for employees are established based on an employee’s base salary as of April 1st prior to the beginning of the permit year. The salary scale determined on April 1 will be used for the entire permit year and will not change if salary changes occur during the permit year. If an employee’s employment begins after April 1, the employee’s starting day base salary will be used to determine the parking permit fee.

The student parking permit fees shall be charged as follows:

Permit Type 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Reserved $749 $749 $749
Gated $605 $605 $605
Non-Gated $461 $461 $461
RR (Estes Drive) $347 $347 $347
PR $234 $234 $234
WN (Weeknight Parking)* $0 $0 $0
Motorcycle Permit (no on-campus permit) $192 $192 $192
Motorcycle (with on-campus permit) $48 $48 $48
Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle (non-motorcycle) $26 $26 $26
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Decal** $268 $268 $268

* This student permit fee for weeknight parking is waived with the across-the-board student weeknight parking fee adopted as a component of student fees at the level of $3/semester in 2019-2020, $4/semester in 2020-2021, and $5/semester in 2021-2022.

** The Electric Vehicle charging station decal fee is supplemental to the base parking permit fee. Electric Vehicle users who have purchased this decal are entitled to use the charging station equipment/space and receive electricity to recharge their Vehicle’s battery. After the battery has been fully charged, Electric Vehicle users are encouraged to relocate their Vehicle to a different location in the parking facility to allow other Electric Vehicle users access to the charging station.

The employee parking permit fees shall be charged as follows:

Employee Parking Permit Pricing
Permit Type Salary Scale (in thousands) 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
ALG/RS <$32 $1,097 $1,097 $1,097
$32-<$50 $1,208 $1,208 $1,208
$50-$100 $1,524 $1,524 $1,524
>$100 $2,355 $2,355 $2,355
ALG <$32 $823 $823 $823
$32-<$50 $907 $907 $907
$50-$100 $1,143 $1,143 $1,143
>$100 $1,766 $1,766 $1,766
Reserved <$32 $739 $739 $739
$32-<$50 $816 $816 $816
$50-$100 $1,029 $1,029 $1,029
>$100 $1,590 $1,590 $1,590
Gated <$32 $597 $597 $597
$32-<$50 $658 $658 $658
$50-$100 $831 $831 $831
>$100 $1,284 $1,284 $1,284
Non-Gated <$32 $453 $453 $453
$32-<$50 $500 $500 $500
$50-$100 $628 $628 $628
>$100 $972 $972 $972
RFS/ALG N/A $341 $341 $341
PR <$32 $234 $234 $234
$32-<$50 $258 $258 $258
$50-$100 $309 $309 $309
>$100 $402 $402 $402
Weeknight Parking <$32 $234 $234 $234
$32-<$50 $258 $258 $258
$50-$100 $309 $309 $309
>$100 $402 $402 $402
Weeknight Parking (CAP) N/A $25 $25 $25
Motorcycle Permit (no on-campus permit) <$32 $191 $191 $191
$32-<$50 $208 $208 $208
$50-$100 $263 $263 $263
>$100 $406 $406 $406
Motorcycle Permit (with on-campus permit) <$32 $43 $43 $43
$32-<$50 $48 $48 $48
$50-$100 $59 $59 $59
>$100 $91 $91 $91
Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle (non-motorcycle) Permit <$32 $26 $26 $26
$32-<$50 $26 $26 $26
$50-$100 $26 $26 $26
>$100 $26 $26 $26
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Decal* N/A $268 $268 $268

* The Electric Vehicle charging station decal fee is supplemental to the base parking permit fee. Electric Vehicle users who have purchased this decal are entitled to use the charging station equipment/space and receive electricity to recharge their Vehicle’s battery. After the battery has been fully charged, Electric Vehicle users are encouraged to relocate their Vehicle to a different location in the parking facility to allow other Electric Vehicle users access to the charging station.

Service Permit and Official Visitor Permit Pricing
Permit 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
15 Minute Service Permit $82 $82 $82
2-Hour Service Permit $658 $658 $658
Official Visitor Permit $658 $658 $658
Vendor Service Permit $816 $816 $816

The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, is authorized to change permit prices (higher or lower) once per permit year prior to the beginning of the permit year. Notice of such change shall be given at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the permit year. Any such change shall be reported to the Board of Trustees for information and shall be recorded in the minutes of the Board of Trustees as an amendment to this Ordinance.

Fees for short term parking and special event parking shall be charged as follows:

Short Term and Event Parking Fees
Service Fee
Metered Space Parking
  • $1.75 activation fee per hour (maximum of eight hours).
  • All short-term meters across campus shall be $1.00 per half-hour, and the maximum time for meter parking at these meters will be thirty minutes.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Usage by Visitors on Nights and Weekends
  • $0.75 per hour of battery charging (This fee does not apply to those who have purchased an Electric Vehicle charging station decal)
Hourly/Daily Pay Parking
Dogwood Deck, Ambulatory Care Center Lot
  • $1.50 per hour with a daily maximum (or lost ticket) of $10.00
  • No charge for visits of less than 15 minutes
Morehead Lot, Raleigh Road Visitor Lot, Rams Head Deck
  • $1.75 per hour
  • No charge for visits of less than 5 minutes
Parking Validation Coupons
Visitor Campus Parking Areas (valid at Morehead Lot, Raleigh Road Visitor Lot, and Rams Head Deck)
  • $1.75 for one hour coupon
  • $14.00 for one-day (8 hour) coupon
Patient Care Parking Areas (valid at Dogwood Deck and ACC Lot)
  • $1.50 for one hour coupon
  • $10.00 for one-day (8 hour) coupon
Space Reservations made by University Units in Pay Lots and Pay Decks
Morehead Lot, Raleigh Road Visitor Lot, Rams Head Deck
  • $8.00 per half day (4 hours)
  • $16.00 per day (8 hours)
Event Parking
Car
  • $20 (maximum fee)
Limousine
  • $30 (maximum fee)
RV
  • $40 (maximum fee)
T&P assistance with chartering bus service with local companies
  • $25 (plus actual cost of charter services provided)
T&P Monitoring Service
  • $27 per hour, with a 3-hour minimum, for each monitor assigned
Reserving Meters – T&P may reserve meter spaces for an event
  • $8.00 per meter for half a day
  • $16.00 per meter for full day
Small Event Permit Fees
  • $6 per permit for on-campus non-visitor parking lots will be charged to the sponsoring department.
Equipment Set-up
  • $17 per hour per staff person.
  • $40 fee per sign, which includes set-up, will be charged to the sponsoring department.
The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, may cause any lot to be reserved to accommodate event parking (e.g., for concerts, plays, athletics, and other similar events). The applicable fee(s) are set forth in Parking Fees. Excluded from this fee are lots approved for use under Event Parking (football and basketball parking).

Parking in certain lots or areas will be reserved by campus units for events held in campus venues and facilities for specifically authorized persons. Management of the lots or areas is the responsibility of the Department of Transportation and Parking. Event permits may be required and shall be issued and controlled by the Department of Transportation and Parking, as applicable.

The Director of Transportation and Parking is authorized to remove and/or cite Vehicles parked in reserved spaces prior to football and basketball games pursuant to Temporary Parking Restrictions. On the day that the relocation occurs, a list of all relocated Vehicles will be available at the offices of the Department of Transportation and Parking in the Department of Public Safety building.

The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, will take one or more of the following steps to inform permit holders of event parking policies:

  1. Information electronically mailed to all permit holders affected by event parking,
  2. Informational signs posted at the entrances to lots reserved for events,
  3. Press releases,
  4. Information posted on the website of the Department of Transportation and Parking, and
  5. Other methods as appropriate.
  1. The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, may reserve in advance parking lots for use by authorized persons during times designated for football home game day operations. Game-day permits are issued and controlled by the Athletic Department, Educational Foundation, the Chancellor’s Office and the Department of Transportation and Parking for these times. Vehicles without the appropriate authorization or credentials are not permitted in the affected lots during these times.
  2. Certain parking lots will be designated and reserved in advance for use by working employees who have permits for lots that have been reserved for events and others as defined by the Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers. Vehicles already parked in lots designated and reserved for working employees will not be required to move.
  3. Parking is prohibited at metered and permitted spaces on Main Campus roadways between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on home football game days to accommodate routing of incoming and outgoing traffic.
The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, may reserve in advance parking lots for pay parking for the public during times designated for concerts and other non-athletic events. Vehicles already parked in these lots are not required to move unless otherwise posted.
  1. Charter Bus Services. The Department of Transportation and Parking will assist with chartering service for buses with local companies, subject to the payment of applicable fee(s) described in Parking Fees.
  2. Monitor Services. The Department of Transportation and Parking will arrange for monitor services for small events upon request of the sponsoring department, subject to the payment of applicable fee(s) described in Parking Fees.
  3. Reserving Meters. The Department of Transportation and Parking may reserve meter spaces for an event, subject to the payment of applicable fee(s) described in Parking Fees.
  4. Permit Fees. The Department of Transportation and Parking will schedule small events during normal regulation hours upon the request of the sponsoring department, subject to the payment of applicable fee(s) described in Parking Fees.
  5. Equipment Set-up. The Department of Transportation and Parking will provide the necessary equipment and signs for a special event, including equipment set-up and removal services, subject to the payment of applicable fee(s) described in Parking Fees.
The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, may designate metered parking spaces within any parking lot or area on the Campus for general use, or on those portions of public streets as indicated in Parking on Streets or Roads of the Town of Chapel Hill and may specify the length of time for parking in each space. Meter activation is required Monday through Friday during the hours posted. On-street parking meters, off-street parking meters, and meter pay stations may be activated, depending on the design, by insertion of lawful currency of the United States, credit cards or debit cards. The applicable fees are set forth in Parking Fees.

  1. Expired Meter. It is a violation of this Ordinance for any Vehicle to occupy a metered space without the meter being activated by appropriate payment.
  2. Cumulative Violations of Expired Meter. Any Vehicle in violation of Expired Meter will be subject to the issuance of an additional citation for each additional period of one hour that the Vehicle occupies the space with the meter expired.
  3. Extended parking at meters. It is a violation of this Ordinance for any Vehicle to occupy any portion of a metered space for more than twenty-four consecutive hours, regardless of whether or not the meter is activated.
  4. Abuse of meters. It is a violation of this Ordinance for any person to damage, tamper with, willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of, or open without lawful authority any parking meter installed pursuant to this Ordinance. It is a violation of this Ordinance for any person to insert any object into a parking meter that is not a lawful currency of the United States or a credit/debit card.
The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, shall cause a gate to be erected at the entrance and exit of each controlled access lot and each controlled access deck that can be opened and closed either by assigned methods of gate-control (gate card, access code, remote control) or by a gate attendant. It shall be unlawful to transfer or to use assigned access cards or devices for Vehicles not registered for that controlled-access zone and for that card or device. If any person uses or allows to be used his or her access card or device to knowingly enable another Vehicle to enter or exit a controlled-access zone without paying the applicable parking fee or permit fee, such person, in addition to being responsible for the applicable parking fine, may have their card-access rights to University controlled-access zones deactivated for a period of one calendar year.

It is unlawful for Vehicles to enter or park in an hourly/daily pay parking area or other controlled access area during the posted operation hours without paying the appropriate fee or displaying a valid permit for that controlled-access area. Whether or not a gate is open during the hours of pay parking operation is not an indication that an unauthorized Vehicle may legally drive through and park in the gated zone.

It is unlawful for any person to deface, damage, tamper with, willfully break, destroy, impair the usefulness of, evade without tendering due payment or open without lawful authority an entry or exit gate or equipment. A $10.00 fee will be charged for replacing damaged access mechanisms, in addition to the applicable parking fine.

It shall be unlawful for a Vehicle to enter or exit a controlled-access zone by trailing immediately behind another Vehicle before the gate has an opportunity to drop (a.k.a. “tailgating”) for the purpose of evading payment of the applicable parking fee or permit fee. It shall be unlawful to allow a Vehicle to enter or exit a controlled-access zone by tailgating behind one’s own Vehicle for the purpose of knowingly enabling the second Vehicle to evade payment of the applicable parking fee or permit fee. Violators of either of the two preceding sentences, in addition to being responsible for the applicable parking fine, shall have their card-access rights to University controlled-access zones deactivated for a period of one calendar year.

The applicable parking fees for the University’s various hourly/daily pay parking lots and decks are listed in Parking Fees. The hours of operation for each hourly/daily pay parking lot or deck shall be posted at the entrance to such lot or deck. During holidays when the parking attendants are not on duty, the parking gates will be open, and there will be no charge for parking in the University’s hourly/daily pay parking areas.

Vehicles are prohibited from parking in any hourly/daily pay parking lot or deck, without prior authorization from the Department of Transportation and Parking, for more than 15 concurrent days without moving from the space. If any Vehicle continues to remain parked without moving from such parking space 5 days after having been ticketed for this parking violation, such Vehicle shall be deemed abandoned and subject to impoundment procedures in accordance with Impoundment of Abandoned and Derelict Vehicles. If the Vehicle is impounded, the owner shall be responsible for both the towing fees and the parking fee for such hourly/day pay parking lot or deck for the applicable number of days.

  1. Dogwood Parking Deck. The Dogwood Parking Deck is primarily reserved for UNC Hospitals patient services. In order to legally park in this deck, University-affiliated faculty members, staff employees and students must be a bona-fide patient or visitor of UNC Hospitals and display an approved permit. Permits are valid on the 4th and 5th levels and between the hours of 5:00 p.m and 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday and on weekends, unless otherwise posted. The maximum daily parking fee for the Dogwood Parking Deck listed in Parking Fees may be changed from time to time by mutual agreement of the Department of Transportation and Parking and UNC Healthcare Systems.
  2. Ambulatory Care Lot. Parking is available in the Ambulatory Care Lot solely for patients and visitors. Employees and students are not eligible to park in this lot during operational hours unless attending a medical appointment.
  3. Morehead Lot. Visitors must park in the designated visitor spaces. Faculty, students, and staff are not eligible to park in visitor parking spaces Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m, unless otherwise posted. No Vehicle shall remain parked for more than a 24-hour period in the visitor spaces without exiting and paying the required fees.
  4. Raleigh Road Visitor Lot. Staff, Faculty, and Students are not eligible to park in visitor parking spaces at any time when a permit is required unless otherwise posted. No Vehicle shall remain parked for more than a 24-hour period in a visitor space without exiting and paying the required parking fees.
  5. Rams Head Deck. Student commuter permits for the deck are valid in the deck unless otherwise posted. Students without a commuter permit, as well as any employee or visitor, may park in the Rams Head and pay the applicable fee described in Parking Fees. No Vehicle shall remain parked for more than a 24-hour period in the deck without exiting and paying the required fees.
  6. Parking Validation Coupons and Validation Stamps. Departments wishing to pay parking fees for visitors or patients may purchase validation coupons from the Department of Transportation and Parking, which are valid in all pay and hourly visitor parking areas on Campus. The One-day validation coupon is valid for 8 hours of parking. Fees not covered by the validation coupons are the responsibility of the visitor or patient. Parking validation coupons can be obtained by submitting an approved application and payment (Account Number for Direct Transfer (DT), a check, Visa or MasterCard, or cash) to the Department of Transportation and Parking. The fees for the various types of parking validation coupons are described in Parking Fees. Departments unable to use the coupons for parking in the visitor pay areas may apply for a validation stamp. This stamp is designated for use by the departments to authorize parking for visitors and patients. The parking charges will be billed to the hosting department on a monthly basis. There will be a monthly processing fee of $10.00 for all validation stamp accounts. Validation stamps and coupons are not to be used by employees or students of the University or UNC Hospitals, and any misuse by the aforementioned persons will result in revocation of stamp and coupon privileges for one calendar year with no refund.
  7. Reserving Spaces in Controlled-access Lots. Departments wishing to pay for reserved spaces in the Morehead Lot, Raleigh Road Visitor Lot, or Rams Head Deck must purchase reservation coupons. The fees for reservation coupons are listed in Parking Fees. A half-day coupon is to be used when a visitor is arriving and leaving before 12:00 p.m. (noon). A full-day coupon is used when a visitor arrives before noon and leaves after noon or when they arrive any time after noon.
The University leases property at locations away from Main Campus for the benefit of its departments. Under the terms of such leases, the University may obtain the right to use individual parking spaces in a parking lot that remains under the control of the third party lessor. University departments at such locations may choose (collectively, if more than one department is located at the leased premises) either to provide such parking at no cost to their employees or to require employees to pay for the leased parking in order to recover the costs for obtaining and maintaining such parking. If the department chooses to require employees to pay for parking, the department shall determine rates annually on a location by location basis. At no time shall the total fee charged to University employees for parking at these locations exceed the costs to the University of obtaining, maintaining, and providing these spaces. The Department of Transportation and Parking shall have no role in issuing permits, setting or collecting fees, or maintaining or policing these spaces. The leasing department’s administrative office will be responsible for all administrative tasks associated with the management and administration of the parking at these locations consistent with the lessor’s policies and regulations.
A sufficient number of parking spaces shall be reserved to accommodate Service Vehicles, State-owned Vehicles, motorcycles, Electric Vehicles, visitors, and to meet special needs as they arise. The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, shall determine the precise location and status of reserved spaces. Reserved spaces for individuals or departments must receive approval from the Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers. The annual fee for reserved spaces shall be defined in Parking Fees (Permit Fees, RS spaces).

Parking at the Carolina Inn, Horace Williams Airport, School of Government, Friday Center, Kenan Center, and certain other designated University lots, as posted, is reserved parking. Spaces are charged at the reserved rate unless otherwise provided herein.

It is unlawful for any unauthorized person to park a Vehicle in a reserved space. Notice of the reserved status of a parking space shall be prominently posted at the space. Once posted, such spaces are reserved at all times unless otherwise indicated.

  1. Visitor Disability Parking. It is unlawful for non-mobility impaired affiliated individuals to display a State disability plate, State disability permit, or disabled veteran license plate. Misuse of such plates or permits shall result in the issuance of a parking citation, immobilization, and/or impoundment. A sufficient number of parking spaces shall be reserved to meet the needs of the mobility impaired. It is unlawful to park a Vehicle in a space posted for disability parking or in a manner denying access to a disability parking space or disability access to a building or sidewalk. Public disability spaces are reserved at all times unless otherwise indicated. University and UNC Hospitals’ employees (including contract employees), and students are required to apply for and purchase the appropriate permit to park in spaces reserved for disability.
  2. Service Zone Parking. Sufficient areas shall be set aside for two-hour service zones for the use of persons making deliveries to and pick-ups from University buildings. The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, shall decide the size and location of each two-hour service zone. It is unlawful for any person to cause a Vehicle to occupy a two- hour service zone for any purpose other than that for which the area is designated or without the appropriate permit.
  3. Disability Parking for UNC Employees, Students and Affiliates. A sufficient number of parking spaces shall be reserved to meet the needs of University and UNC Hospitals affiliated mobility impaired persons. It is unlawful for any unauthorized person to cause a Vehicle to occupy these designated spaces.
  4. Electric Vehicle Parking. Electric Vehicle charging stations have been installed in a limited number of parking facilities on Campus. Adjacent to each Electric Vehicle charging station, one or more parking spaces shall be reserved for Electric Vehicle parking. It is unlawful to park a non-Electric Vehicle in a space reserved for Electric Vehicles.
Departments may request parking spaces in one of the short term visitor pay parking lots (as described in Controlled Access Zones). Applicable fees are set forth in Parking Fees. Parking may be available in fringe lots or visitor parking during the summer and academic breaks.
Sufficient areas shall be set aside for bus stops for the use of municipal and regional public transportation systems serving the University community or any bus/shuttle system operated by the University. The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, shall decide the location of each bus stop. It is unlawful for any person to cause a Vehicle to occupy a bus stop for any purpose other than for which the areas are designated.
State Vehicles may park on Campus as follows:

  1. State-owned Vehicles may park in any spaces specifically reserved for state Vehicles for the amount of time indicated on the sign designating the space as a state Vehicle space.
  2. State-owned Vehicles may park in any regular parking space for no more than forty-eight hours. All State Vehicles owned or assigned to the area are required to display parking permits.
  3. Departments with State-owned Vehicles including utility or golf carts are required to complete a parking permit application indicating each Vehicle that it owns or leases. Departments will be issued a permit and charged an annual fee for all Vehicles utilizing parking spaces.
  4. State-owned Service Vehicles are subject to parking actions as follows:
    1. State-owned Service Vehicles are prohibited from parking in a regular parking space for more than forty-eight hours and are subject to the issuance of a civil penalty, and Vehicle immobilization/booting and/or towing fees.
    2. Certain regular parking spaces on Campus may be restricted from use by State-owned Vehicles from time to time, in accordance with Temporary Parking Restrictions.

Owners of Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicles are required to purchase and display a Permit and must park in designated parking areas for Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicles. No person shall park a Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle in any area of Campus not designated as Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicles parking. Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicles may park at metered spaces upon activation of the meter.  In parking lots, Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicles are required to park in designated Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle parking areas with the appropriate permit.

In the case of a person wishing to register a combination of an automobile and a Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle, full payment will be required for the automobile permit, but there will be a reduced charge for the additional Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle permit. A Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle permit is at the full price when purchased in conjunction with a PR permit or other park and ride areas. No more than one Vehicle permit and one Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle permit shall be issued to any registrant.

Employees and students of the University and UNC Hospitals are required to display a bicycle permit when bringing bicycles to Campus. This permit is issued free of charge upon the completion of a bicycle registration form. Bicycle parking is available throughout the Campus and is designated by the presence of bicycle racks or specifically designated areas.

Warning tags issued by the Department of Transportation and Parking may be attached to a bicycle in violation of this Ordinance. Bicycles owners finding such warning tags attached must remove the bicycle within eight hours or it will be impounded. However, impoundment for violation of this Ordinance may be executed with or without such tags attached.

Improper Bicycle Parking

Any bicycle parked in violation of this Ordinance is subject to impoundment without prior warning. Bicycles shall not be parked or stored in any location other than areas designated for bicycle parking, including:

  1. inside a University building, where an unsafe or hazardous condition is created for building occupants;
  2. against or attached to any tree, bush, plant, or foliage;
  3. against or attached to any electrical fixture, sign post, railing, public seating fixture, or emergency safety device; or
  4. in any other area where parking is prohibited specifically by this Ordinance.

Bicycle Registration

Any bicycle parked on Campus will be required to register for and display a bicycle permit. At the beginning of each semester a four week warning period will be in place to allow for the registration and display of the permits to occur. Repeated violations of this section may result in bicycle impoundment.

The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, is authorized to temporarily prohibit parking, stopping, or standing on driveways, streets, alleys, and parking lots on Campus and on public streets in this Ordinance, and to reserve parking spaces for special use when such action is necessary due to special events, emergencies, or construction. Temporary signs or barriers shall be posted, and a representative of the Department of Public Safety, a representative of the Department of Transportation and Parking, or other University official shall give notice of regulations issued under this section. It is unlawful for any person to violate such regulations.

Overnight Parking Restrictions

Certain parking lots, parking areas, or parking spaces shall be restricted from overnight parking to ensure availability of the facilities during alternate hours. Signs and/or barriers shall be posted at these locations. It shall be unlawful for any person to violate such regulations.

Athletic and Special Event Parking Restrictions

As specifically designated by the Department of Transportation and Parking, parking lots, parking areas, or parking spaces may be restricted from overnight parking to ensure availability of the facilities during athletic events and other special events. Signs and/or barriers shall be posted at these locations. It shall be unlawful for any person to violate such regulations.

The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, may cause certain lots to be reserved on weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends to accommodate weeknight parking. It is a violation of this Ordinance to park in lots that have been marked for reserved weeknight parking without a valid permit.
The Chancellor or his/her designee is authorized to acquire by contract parking, parking management and other related services from representatives owning or controlling non-University facilities.
It is a violation of this Ordinance for any person to cause a Vehicle to be parked with the engine running near a building’s air intake louver. Signs indicating the locations of these air intake louvers shall be posted prominently. Vehicles in violation of this section are subject to the issuance of a citation.
The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, shall decide on the size and appearance of parking signage located on Campus. It is a violation of this Ordinance for any person to deface, damage, tamper with, break, destroy, impair the usefulness of, remove, relocate, steal, or possess any traffic or parking sign erected by the Department of Transportation and Parking. Possession of any such sign shall be prima facie evidence of the violation of this section. Conviction for violation of this section may result in criminal prosecution, a fine, suspension, or expulsion from the University.
It is a violation of this Ordinance for any person to park a Vehicle that leaks, spills, discharges, or emanates (collectively, “Leaks”) any fluid, solid, or other substance, including, but not limited to, gasoline diesel fuels, transmissions oils, or motor oils. Vehicles in violation of this section are subject to the issuance of a citation and shall be responsible for any and all associated costs and expenses, including environmental cleanup costs.
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