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Park Wilmington
11 N. Second Street
P.O. Box 1655
Wilmington, NC 28401
Tel: 910-762-5678
Fax: 910-254-2044

Parking Management
305 Chestnut St.| Floor 3
Wilmington, NC 28401
Tel: 910-342-2786
Fax: 910-341-3264
ParkWilmington@wilmingtonnc.gov

Meters & Residential

Decks & Lots

Private Lots

There are a number of privately-owned and operated surface lots in the downtown area that are open to the public. The City does not manage any of these lots.

Tips

  • Look for signs indicating rates, hours of enforcement and contact information.
  • Determine if it is a permit only or public pay lot.
  • Towing can occur on private property without notice provided the area is clearly marked.

Got A Ticket?

Most private lots downtown are managed and enforced by Park Select. Typically their citations are in a pink envelope.
The Water Street Deck is managed by Lanier Parking. Their citations are in a green envelope.
You will need to contact them to resolve your citation.

Towed From A Private Lot?

Each lot will post signage to indicate who to contact in the event that your vehicle has been towed.

Looking For Simpler Parking Solutions?

  • Park smart! Park with us.
  • Deck parking is FREE the first 60 minutes you park.
  • You can park FREE of charge at on-street meters after 6:30 PM daily and all day Sunday.

How to Pay a Parking Ticket

To pay in person visit the Park Wilmington office located at 11 N. Second Street- accepts cash, credit cards and personal checks. 

Credit card payment can be made via phone. Call the Park Wilmington office at 910-762-5678.

Mail payments with check or money orders to:

PO Box 1655
Wilmington, NC 28401

A $15  late fee will be incurred for all payments made later than 20 days past issue date.

Violations and Fines

Violation Fine 

Restricted Parking (Public Hospitals)

$ 5.00

Overtime Parking

$20.00

Expired Meter

$20.00

Permit Only

$20.00

Other

$20.00

No Parking Area

$20.00

Oversized Vehicle

$20.00

Facing Opposing Traffic

$20.00

Commercial Loading Zone

$20.00

City Permit Only

$25.00

Taxi Stand Only

$25.00

Fire Lane

$50.00

Three-Axle Vehicle

$50.00

Fire Hydrant

$100.00

Handicapped Zone

$250.00

Note: Water St Deck tickets are in a green envelope and are issued by Lanier Parking.  Tickets in a pink envelope are most likely a Park Select citation. 

Ticket Appeals  

An appeal must be received within 20 days of ticket issuance date.

Appeals will be reviewed and a response will be mailed back within 5 – 7 days.

An appeal form can be picked up at the Park Wilmington office or can be requested by calling the Park Wilmington office. 

The following are not valid reasons for an appeal:

  • Lack of knowledge of the City’s parking regulations
  • Appointment conflicts or tardiness going or returning from appointments
  • Inability to find a legal parking space
  • Failure to have appropriate or sufficient amount of coins.

Documents

Useful Links

Special Event Parking

Throughout the year, a number of private and public events are held downtown. The City manages two (2) parking decks and two (2) open air lots. Additionally there is also on-street metered parking, typically with a 2-hour time limit. The time limit is essential to ensure turnover of valuable on-street parking spaces for downtown visitors and businesses. Many other cities utilize time limits for this same reason. The first place one looks for parking in a new town is on the street, but downtown offers many more parking options. For more information please view the following webpages:

Travelling In A Large Vehicle?

The City has designated parking for large vehicles, such as tour buses, off of N. 2nd Street and N. 4th Street.

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