Visitor Parking

Welcome Visitors!

Visitors are encouraged to use one of the designated visitor pay lots located throughout campus. Hourly rates apply.

Parking is enforced Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. in faculty/staff, commuter areas, and visitor parking locations. Residential parking areas are enforced Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - midnight and Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Non-Gated Visitor Pay Spaces - pay upon arrival

  • $3 for the first hour, or any portion of
  • $2 for every additional hour, or any portion of
  • $15 daily rate
  • There is a $.25 fee per transaction for using the ParkMobile app.

No Cash - Debit and Credit Cards ONLY: Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express

Where can I get visitor parking information on campus?

NC State Transportation Office:
2721 Sullivan Drive. 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Tip: For fishing pier parking, park in marked spaces only. Overflow parking is available in the Poulton Pay Lot, across the street from the Hunt Library. Visitor permit required 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please use ParkMobile to pay for parking at the pier and in the Poulton Pay Lot.

Visitor Resource Details


Pay-by-plate. Be sure to enter the correct license plate number!

North Campus

Central Campus

Centennial Campus

Centennial Biomedical Campus/West Campus


Park: Take note of your license plate number and the zone number on the ParkMobile sign.

5 Ways to Pay: Use the ParkMobile mobile app, or mobile website, Text 77223, call 1-877-727-5301, kiosk or QR code (if available), and enter the zone number listed on the ParkMobile sign. Pay using a credit card.

Go: Head to class, your office, or to visit campus. You can even opt-in to receive a text notification 15 minutes before your parking session is set to expire.

*Because the parking lots are set up as zones, parking is on-demand only. You are not able to reserve a space ahead of time.*

Electric Vehicle Charging

NC State has electric vehicle charging stations visitors can use for a fee.

  • Hourly Use.
  • $2.50/hour for the first 4 hours of connection time.
  • Vehicles exceeding the 4-hour connection time are subject to a $10/hour charge, prorated by the minute.
  • View a map of the charging station locations.

Visitor Maps

Accessible Visitor Permits

Individuals with a state-issued accessible / handicap placard must purchase visitor parking to park on campus.

View more information about NC State University Transportation Accessibility while riding the Wolfline bus around campus.

NC State's Talley Student Union as seen in June, 2022. Photo by Marc Hall

Campus Tours

Campus Tours are conducted Monday through Friday from the Campus Visits office at Talley Student Union on Main Campus. Parking is available at the Coliseum Parking Deck for visitors. Registration for tours is required.

Do you ticket visitors parked in permit areas?

Yes. Parking permits are enforced from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except on Official University Holidays. Please pay close attention to signs as some lots have extended enforcement hours. Visitor permits are not valid in pay lots or pay-by-plate locations.
 Special permits are required for loading/unloading and events.