Parking Rules for Center City Area

  • Most streets have peak rush-hour parking restrictions from 7a.m. - 9 a.m. and/or 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Vehicles will be towed if parked on restricted streets during the peak rush-hour period.

  • Streets may be temporarily closed with No Parking signs, usually bright orange and/or meter or pay station bags.  

  • These streets will be strictly enforced with ticketing and towing.

  • Most Center City onstreet spaces allow a maximum of 2-hour parking.

  • Rates for most spaces in Center City are $1.50 per hour.

  • Parking at Center City metered spaces is free nights and weekends. However, read all nearby signage, as temporary restrictions can occur at anytime, and temporary signage is strictly enforced.

  • All vehicles parked in metered parking spaces are required to pay the meter or pay station for the corresponding time the vehicle occupies the space. This requirement also applies to City, County and other Government fleet vehicles, unless otherwise permitted.

  • All CDOT-issued Right of Way Use permits must be displayed on the dashboard.

  • If towed, call 311.


Park It Office

333 E. Trade Street, Suite A
Charlotte, NC 28202


Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.​


704-432-PARK (7275)  

Additional Resources

On-Street Parking Restrictions

Park It Pay Station locations

Uptown Charlotte Map