Park It 

Park It parking locationsCharlotte's Park It program manages on-street parking throughout Uptown, South End, Elizabeth, NoDa and Commonwealth Avenue in Plaza Midwood. Access to the area's many restaurants, clubs, museums and government buildings is more convenient than ever. With 1,200 metered spaces in Uptown and South End, visitors can enjoy short-term, inexpensive parking while they shop, dine and conduct business.  Parking rates at on-street meters and pay stations are $1.00 per hour.

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 front dash.

The Park It On-street Parking Program is a Charlotte Department of Transportation turnkey operation outsourced to Republic Parking

Residential Parking Permit Program

The City of Charlotte has several Residential Parking Permit Locations which only allow parking on-street at specified hours with a vehicle parking decal. The areas currently participating in the program are First Ward, Third Ward, and Fourth Ward.

Permits Made Easy

Active on October 1, 2020, the City of Charlotte transferred to Passport, an online permit portal. Convenience at your fingertips! Easily manage virtual permit accounts. No more office visits or standing in line. Track your permit history easily. 

Digital Residential Parking Permits FAQs





​​The residential permit cycle coincides with the City’s fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th). Your permit is valid during the current fiscal year and must be renewed at the beginning of the next fiscal year, July 1st.

​If you are a current residential permit holder or looking to purchase a 2020 permit, they will be available starting October 1, 2020, on Charlotte Permits Passport Portal.

​​You are still REQUIRED to display your physical 2019 permit until the cut-off deadline of October 31, 2020, or until you obtain your new, digital online permit. For 2020 permits, we are switching to a digital system that recognizes the license plate(s) tied to your account, and therefore will not require you to display a physical permit.

​A maximum of six vehicles can be registered per address (household). 

​You must reside in an area that has an active residential parking permit program. Begin by creating a customer account on Park It, validate your email address, and select “Residential Permit” from the drop-down menu. Follow the prompts and attach the required documentation. You will receive an email when your residential permit is approved, or further email instructions if additional information is needed to complete your request.

​​$30.00 per vehicle + a $3.50 processing fee

​​The system only allows entry of one vehicle at a time, and a unique permit ID is assigned to each vehicle.

​Guest permits are available to residents in 1st Ward and 3rd Ward only. Two guest permits are provided at no cost when a residential permit is purchased. You must provide proof of an active residential permit to obtain guest permits.

​After your residential permit is approved, enter the customer portal and select “Guest Permit” from the drop-down menu. You must provide a copy of your confirmation email or receipt from your active 2020 Residential Permit to be approved for guest permits. 

​There is no charge for guest permits, but you will still need to provide valid credit card information to complete the process.

​​Each address (household) is provided two guest permits. 

​Two guest permits can be active at one time.

​​A temporary permit can be purchased for additional guests if both guest permits are being used (1st and 3rd Ward residents only) or used for guests in 4th Ward and 4th Ward West that remain beyond the two-hour free parking limit. Temporary permits are valid for only 24-hours once purchased. The cost for a temporary permit is $3.00/permit + $3.50 processing fee.

Guest permits are available to residents in 1st Ward and 3rd Ward only. Two guest permits are provided at no cost when a residential permit is purchased. You must provide proof of an active residential permit to obtain guest permits.

​​No. Permits are purchased in a booklet. A guest permit from the booklet must be activated when someone is visiting. You will need your guest’s vehicle license plate number and vehicle make to activate the guest permit. 

​Guest permits are valid for 24-hours only upon activation at the customer portal. Once the guest permit booklet is approved by the parking office, you can activate a guest permit under the “Manage Permit” in your customer portal when guests are visiting. You can end a pass early if it is not needed for the entire 24-hours. To do this, go to Manage Passes, Pass History, expand the pass for the vehicle in the active status you no longer need, and choose End Pass Early. 

​​Once activated, a guest pass is assigned a unique permit ID. Failure to register your guests can result in a parking citation for vehicles parked in violation.

​All permits (residential, guest, and temporary) are assigned a unique digital permit ID, which is relayed to our License Plate Recognition (LPR) vehicles. As the LPR vehicles pass through the neighborhoods, the cameras provide images of the license plates, notifying the enforcement agents if a vehicle is assigned a valid digital permit. 

​​For additional FAQs related to the online permitting system, please visit the customer portal FAQs.


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New Location:

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

Pay or Appeal your ​Parking Citation Parking Ticket Payment

You will be directed to a secure third party vendor hosted website. 

  • ​Appeals can be submitted online here (Read below for additional information)

  • You will need your ticket number, the state in which your vehicle is registered, and your vehicle's license plate number to make a payment.  

  • Payments are accepted by Visa, MasterCard and Discover. 

  • A detailed receipt will be emailed when a valid email address is supplied .

  • A $3.00 per ticket service charge will be assessed for tickets paid on this website.

  • Currently the City of Charlotte, NC requires all outstanding tickets associated with this vehicle be paid to use this payment method.