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Parking Permits

All students, faculty, and staff parking on campus must have a parking permit. Permit rates for students, faculty, and staff are listed below. For more information on parking permit zones, please visit Zones and Maps. Parking permits are non-transferable.

  • UNCW assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to the vehicle or its contents. Cars are parked at the owner’s risk. 

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Student Parking Permit Rates

Unless otherwise noted, the rates listed below are for the academic year. For more information on parking permit zones, please visit Zones and Maps.

Attention: Parking Permit Registration for 2022-23 is open in MySeaport.


*You must be registered for classes in order to register for a 2022-23 parking permit. 

Student Parking Permit Type

 Academic Year 2022 - 2023

(BOTH Fall & Spring Semesters)


Options for online registration
East Deck - premium option
Central Deck - premium option
Zone 1 - premium option
Zone 2 - premium option
Zone 3 - Park and Ride College
Night / Weekend
Resident Deck
Other Student Parking Options

Summer 2023 Standard Permit (10 weeks)

Covers both summer sessions


Summer 2023 Deck Permit

PLEASE NOTE: If you purchased a permit for the 2022-23 academic year, you do not need to purchase a new permit for Summer.
Administrative Fee 
(refunded permits)

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Faculty/Staff and Service Vehicle Parking Permit Rates

Unless otherwise noted, the rates listed below are for the academic year. The annual registration rate (less $15 administrative fee) is refundable in accordance with the schedule in the Parking Permit Refund Policy

Faculty/Staff Salary Based Rates
August 2022 - July 2023

Up to/including $29,000

$29,001 to $43,000
$43,001 to $67,000
$67,001 to $93,000
$93,001 to $119,000
$119,001 and greater
$228 - $744
Permits Purchased Through University Departments
Service Vehicles
Service Vehicle Supplement (for personal vehicles: 2-hour limit applies)

Permanent faculty/staff may use payroll deduction.

  • In an effort to move to a 10-month versus a 12-month permit pay period, June and July will not be charged on payroll deduction and you will not be charged those months if you choose to purchase your annual permit up front, resulting in an overall lower annual permit price. See the 2021-22 through 2024-25 parking permit cost table for more information.  

*Reserved Spaces - Employees who receive reserved spaces (i.e. deans or vice-chancellors, etc.) on an available basis, pay an extra premium for reserved parking.

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Other Parking Permit Options

Other Parking Registration Options -

Available for Purchase In Office Only


(2022 - 2023)

Virtual permits may be purchased by those listed below:

Non-campus based vendors




Campus-based contract employees


Campus-based contract management


Dual Enrolled


Isaac Bear Students


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Parking Permit Upgrade/Change Request

Parking permit upgrades are not guaranteed. All permit upgrades will be issued based on availability and the date/time of the submission form.

To be considered for a parking permit upgrade/change:

We will contact students via their UNCW email address if a parking permit upgrade/change becomes available. (Please note: An additional cost could be associated with upgrading your parking permit, depending on the requested zone)
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Parking Permit Refund Policy

To obtain a refund, contact parking@uncw.edu. The special summer school registration rate is not refundable. The annual registration rate (less $15 Administrative Fee) is refundable in accordance with the following schedule:

Date Refundable Registration Rate
Until August 31 Full Refund (less $15 Administrative Fee)
September 1 - September 30 90% of Rate (less $15 Administrative Fee)
October 1 - October 31 80% of Rate (less $15 Administrative Fee)
November 1 - November 30 70% of Rate (less $15 Administrative Fee)
December 1 - December 31 60% of Rate (less $15 Administrative Fee)
January 1 - January 31 50% of Rate (less $15 Administrative Fee)
February 1 - February 28 40% of Rate (less $15 Administrative Fee)
March 1 - March 31 30% of Rate (less $15 Administrative Fee)
After March 31 No Refund

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Temporary Parking Permits

Students, faculty, and staff may obtain a temporary permit to park a vehicle on campus. Active permit holders are not entitled to obtain a temporary permit if the vehicle associated with the original permit is also parked on campus. Temporary permits do not allow gated lot or parking deck access. Temporary permits are non-refundable.

Temporary Permits Rate

Faculty and Staff

  • Register for permit online in the parking portal
  • Temporary permits (day or week) do not allow access to gated lots

$5/day or



  • Students may purchase a temporary parking permit for Park & Ride College lot only (see map).

$5/day or



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