Free Weekend Public Parking

Shop local and shop downtown Chapel Hill for the holidays! The Town of Chapel Hill's parking specials begin for Thanksgiving, with metered parking and Town-owned lots being free on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27.  Free parking continues throughout December during Saturday daytimes at all Town-owned parking lots and metered parking.  After 5 p.m. normal rates will be charged.  Public parking is always free on Sundays!

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Valet Parking

Bike Parking

All lots are free on Sunday except the Morehead Planetarium

Availability may vary 

Metered Parking 

  • $1.50/hr accepting cash & credit (2 hour max)
  • Free after 6pm & all day Sunday


1 - Cameron/Graham St Lot

2 - Graham St Lot

3 - 427 West Franklin Lot

4 - Courtyard Lot 

5 - 415 West Franklin Lot 

6 - West Franklin Valet 

7 - 440 South Lot

8 - 440 North Lot

9 - UNC Development Lot 

10 - 140 West Parking Garage 

11 - West Rosemary Lot


12 - PNC/Sea Turtle Lot 

13 -  Rosemary/Columbia Lot 

14 - CVS Plaza Parking Deck

15 - Porthole Alley Lot

16 - BB&T Bank Lot

17 - Swain Lot

18 - Wallace Parking Deck

19 - Morehead Planetarium Lot

Valet Parking 

Enjoy an evening downtown with the ease and convenience of complimentary valet parking from Monday through Saturday at one of 18 participating downtown businesses. Patrons enjoying other establishments can also use the valet service for a $5.00 charge. Drop-off your car in front of the UNC Information Technology building (440 West Franklin Street), near the West End Wine Bar. For details click here!