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Business & Commercial

Residential Business Permit

For businesses that need access to these residential areas of town, permits also are available for service convenience. Each address in the residential permit area could be eligible for up to five parking permits for business use such as Contractors, Realtors, or Non-Resident Landlords for $25.00 per month or $150.00 per year. This permit is good in the residential permit areas only.

Guidelines for Residential Business Permit

Each address in the residential permit area may be eligible for up to 5 parking permits per year.

The requirements are as follows:

  1. The Non-Resident Landlord, Realtor, Business Owner or General Contractor must apply in person for the permit.
  2. A copy of the building permit must be presented for building or renovation projects.
  3. Only vehicles that are essential to the building site will be issued permits.
  4. A permit fee of $25 per month or $150 per year per vehicle is charged and is only good in the residential permit area only.
  5. The definition of essential vehicle is as follows: The type of business described in the business license normally requires that the vehicle be on-site due to bulk of items being used in the professional service and/or the need for repeated trips for tools or parts to and from the vehicle.

If you are interested in this type of permit, contact our office at 919-968-2758.

Service Vehicle Permit

This permit is for qualifying service vehicles (plumber, electrician, utility, etc.) for $25.00 per month or $150.00 per year and would allow parking in the 2 hour metered areas.

Qualifying service vehicles (plumber, electrician, utility, etc.) may apply for a service permit.

The requirements are as follows:

  1. Applicants will need to prove that the vehicle is essential.
  2. Vehicle must be on an active service call (no personal business, running personal errands, eating meals, etc.) or the meter must be activated.
  3. A permit fee of $25.00 per month or $150.00 per year is charged and allows parking in the 2 hour metered areas only.
  4. This permit does not allow parking at 15 minute or 4 hour meters.
  5. The definition for essential vehicle is as follows: The type of business described in the business license normally requires the vehicle to be on-site due to the bulk of items being used in the professional service and/or the need for repeated trips for tools or parts to and from the vehicle.

If you are interested in this type of permit, contact our office at 919-968-2758.

Mixed-Use Permit

Employers are eligible to purchase mixed-use permits for use by employees in areas adjacent to mixed-use developments for a fee of $150 each per year. This permit is for Prestwick Drive and Southern Village. Call 919-968-2760 for more information.

Downtown Employee Parking Pilot Permit

This program makes permits available for employees of selected downtown business. Participating employees have access to designated lots starting at 4:30 p.m. each day by displaying a hangtag permit. For more information contact the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership general information at 919 967 9440 or by clicking here.

Discount Parking

The Town of Chapel Hill offers merchants two methods of paying for their customers’ parking.

Monthly Merchant Validation Accounts

The Town of Chapel Hill offers merchants a code to give to their customers to pay for their parking upon their arrival. The merchant will then be invoiced monthly for the amount used. Contact Parking Services to find out more:

Josh Mecimore

Celisa Lehew

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