Parking Permits

All vehicles parked on University property must have a current, valid permit. Failure to have a university parking permit can and will result in the vehicle receiving citations and towing enforcement at the owner's expense.

Permits are not transferable and are valid only for the registered vehicle. If you change vehicles for any reason, you are required to notify Campus Safety & Security immediately or be subject to towing and fines.

Permits are valid for the lot and area specified only. Vehicles parked on campus must be in a marked space. Vehicles parked in flagrant violation of parking rules (such as blocking fire lanes) will be towed without notice at the owner's expense.

If you are applying for a permit it is your responsibility to:

  • have a valid driver’s license
  • possess a valid vehicle registration
  • provide proof of insurance

If any of these items become invalid, you are required to notify Campus Safety & Security at 980-598-1900. Failure to do so shall result in immediate revocation of parking privileges without a refund.

Resident Students
Resident students in Cedar Hall North and Cedar Hall South can purchase parking in the Cedar Street Parking Deck from Standard Parking. Their business office can be reached by calling 704-343-9604, Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.

Residents of City View Towers can apply for a parking space in Lot C. The cost is $150 per term or $400 per academic year.

Commuter Students
Commuter students can apply for a parking space in lot B. The cost is $125 per term or $325 per academic year.

We strongly advise all students to remember that parking is on a first come first serve basis. Once all available parking is occupied, there are additional parking structures in the area that can be utilized. (See below for details)

These parking decks are not operated by Johnson & Wales and parking agreements at their locations are solely between the operator and the vehicle owner. Johnson & Wales accepts no liability for use of these structures.

An application can be obtained from the cashier in the SAFS offices or online (40K PDF).

Mail the completed application with payment to:

Johnson & Wales University
SAFS Cashier
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional Parking
Standard Parking operates the Cedar Street parking deck immediately adjacent to the Academic Center and Cedar Hall Residence Halls. Spaces there can be obtained by calling Standard Parking at 704-343-9604.

Central Parking operates the Trade Street parking deck approximately one block from the Academic Center and approximately two blocks from City View Towers. Spaces there can be obtained by calling Central Parking at 704-350-6218.

Commuters may also obtain additional parking from West Parking at 704-399-9047, EZ Parking at 704-376-5559, or Preferred Parking at 704-375-6014.

For more information or to answer questions about parking, please call Campus Safety & Security at 980-598-1900.