Parking Regulations & Permit

Residents of Charlotte should be aware of several regulations concerning the parking of motor vehicles:

1. Overnight Parking. Motor vehicles, trailers and the like may not be parked on any street or highway within the city between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Why can't I park on the street overnight?
Many think that overnight street parking is prohibited to permit snow removal. That is only part of the story. This prohibition also helps to insure that inoperable vehicles are not left on the street and that abandoned vehicles can be identified quickly.

2. Parking on Parkways. Vehicles may not be parked at any time on the area between the sidewalk and the curb.

3. Yard Parking. Vehicles may not be parked in any yard, as defined in the zoning ordinance, but only upon driveways or parking spaces constructed in accordance with City code.

Residential Parking Downtown
Residents of downtown Charlotte may obtain permits that will allow for parking in certain public parking lots.  The Fee is $30.00 for 6 month period. You submit applications at the City Clerk’s office, 1st Floor, City Hall, 111 E Lawrence.   Here are links to information concerning these programs: