Temporary Parking Permits
A student, faculty/staff member or visitor may obtain a temporary permit to operate a vehicle on campus under the guidelines below.
Even if you will have your car here for only a month, you will need
to purchase a temporary parking permit weekly for $10, and furnish
proof of liability insurance.
If an individual has registered a vehicle on campus, the temporary permit is issued without charge. Permit holders are not entitled to obtain a temporary permit if the vehicle displaying the original permit is parked on campus.
If an individual has not registered a vehicle
on campus, a fee of $10 per week will be charged.
Students are not allowed to obtain temporary permits for a vehicle, unless the student, spouse, parent or legal guardian owns the vehicle. A valid registration document must be presented to obtain a temporary parking permit.
Undergraduate students may buy a temporary parking decal for $10 a week only if they live outside the one-mile radius of UNCW.
- May receive a free temporary permit for one (1) month from the date of employment. If employment is longer than one (1) month, the temporary employee must purchase a temporary permit for $10 a week, or purchase a permit at the part-time staff rate.
- Do NOT receive gate access when they purchase a standard faculty/staff parking permit.
Other groups: Campus Ministry, interpreters and some vendors are eligible to purchase a temporary (green) hanger permit at a cost of $45 for the year. Student interns and students who are registered for online classes and GRC 600 are eligible to purchase a temporary (green) hanger permit at a cost of $95 per semester.
Things you NEED to KNOW
- If you have a change in any vehicle information (such as license plate number, license plate state, vehicle make, vehicle model, vehicle color, insurance name and/or policy number), contact Parking & Transportation Services immediately to update your vehicle/license plate information or to obtain a replacement permit. Current vehicle information is required and may result in a citation if it is not accurate.
- Temporary parking permits are hung from the rear view mirror. If
you do not have a rear view mirror, the permit should be placed on
the dashboard on the driver’s side.
- If your car needs repairs and you have to borrow someone else’s car, you will need to go to Parking & Transportation Services and register the borrowed vehicle. A temporary pass will be issued to that vehicle.
- Even if you will have your car here for only a month, you will need to purchase a temporary parking permit weekly for $10, and furnish proof of liability insurance.
- Parking rules are enforced 24 hours a day, every day.
- Lack of convenient parking is not a valid excuse for a violation!
- Parking during prime time (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) outside your class is difficult. Leave time to park and walk from perimeter.
- Stolen permits must be reported to UNCW Police immediately. A police report is required to obtain a replacement permit. Replacements will be issued at Parking & Transportation Services during normal business hours.
- Lost permits may be replaced with an affidavit of loss.
- Disabled vehicles must be reported to UNCW Police in person or by phone.
- If you receive a ticket and have a valid appeal with documentation, you may appeal within seven calendar days. Written appeals to the Parking Appeals Committee are filed in Parking & Transportation Services. ALL DECISIONS OF THE BOARD ARE FINAL.
- Resident lots are designated by permit color (Blue, Gold, and Brown). The color of your permit indicates your designated zone. Resident students must park in assigned resident zones.
- Parking lots designated as Overflow are open to all residents with a current permit.
- Resident students may use commuter parking lots only after 4 p.m. until 7 a.m.!
- Sitting in your car waiting for a parking space is called Queuing and is a $25 violation.