On-Street Parking Permits

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PLEASE NOTE: The Parking Services office has relocated to 828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Chapel Hill Police Department)

Residents may apply if they live on a street where parking permits are required. The fee for a residential parking permit is $25 per year. Please visit our Residential parking permit page for more information. Fees will be waived for those age 65 or older (proof of age must be provided).

Guest permits are still available for short-term parking of 24 hours (1 day) or less in a given week within residential parking zones. Also available are 3-day and 14-day Temporary Residential Visitor Parking Permits. Temporary Residential Permits are available with proof of residency. Up to 10 three-day permits may be purchased in a year for $2 each. Up to five 14-day permits may be purchased each year for $10 each.


Various parking permits are available for residents, businesses and other groups.

Residential Parking Permits

The Town of Chapel Hill has instituted residential parking permit zones for neighborhoods that see high levels of transient parking, especially those around the University of North Carolina. The residential parking permit program allows qualifying residents who live within the parking zone to obtain a permit to park during the posted time limits. 

Each residence could be eligible to qualify for up to five residential permits for a fee of $25.00 per sticker per year ($15.00 if purchased in January or later in the permit year) per permit for a residential parking permit. Guest permits will be available at no cost.

Residential Business Permit

For businesses that need access to these highly trafficked areas of town, permits also are available for service convenience. Each address in the residential permit area could be eligible for up to five parking permits for business use such as Contractors, Realtors, or Non-Resident Landlords for $25.00 per month or $150.00 per year.  This permit would be good in the residential permit areas only.

Service Vehicle Permit

This permit is for qualifying service vehicles (plumber, electrician, utility, etc.) for $25.00 per month or $150.00 per year and would allow parking in the 2 hour metered areas.

Mixed-Use Permit

Employers would be eligible to purchase mixed-use permits for use by employees in areas adjacent to mixed- use developments for a fee of $150.00 each per year.  This permit is for Prestwick Drive between Hamilton Road and Finley Golf Course Road; 80 Spaces between the hours of 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

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