Parking Information

Parking

Bring It Downtown and Park Free First 90 Minutes in City Parking Decks

Parking is easy and affordable in Downtown Wilmington, with a variety of options to choose from.   Wilmington is a walkable Downtown, so after you bring your car downtown, all you have to do is park it in one of the convenient city decks, lots, or on-street areas listed below, then enjoy leisurely stroll around he charming historic district or the modern buildings dotting the Downtown’s north riverfront area.

              

Market Street Deck

115 Market Street

Entrances on Market Street between Second and Front Streets, and on North Second Street between Princess and Market Streets. First 90 minutes are free.  Available for hourly, daily and monthly parking.

Second Street Deck

114 N. Second Street

Entrances on North Second Street between Princess and Chestnut Streets, and North Third Street between Princess and Chestnut Streets. First 90 minutes are free.  Available for hourly, daily and monthly parking.

Deck Parking Rates

First 90 minutes of parking free, $1 per hour after the first hour/$10 daily maximum

$5 flat rate pay upon entry Thursday through Saturday after 9:00 pm

$7 special event rate for Azalea Festival, 4th of July, Riverfest, and New Year’s Eve

Decks use Pay-In-Lane stations for convenience and ease of use 24/7

Convention Center Deck

623 Nutt Street.  Entrance is on Nutt Street between Red Cross and Hanover Streets.  Hourly parking starts at $3 for the first hour with rates progressing to a $13 daily max.   Electronic payment only when exit booth is unattended.

Street Parking

  • There are over 800 metered spaces throughout downtown.  Fee is $1.50 per hour with a 2 hour maximum at most meters. Enforcement runs Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am until 6:30 pm.  Coins, tokens, and Pay-by-Phone accepted.  Most meters also accept credit cards.
  • Metered and street parking fees are not enforced on Sundays, or on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
  • Metered on-street parking for those with properly displayed, valid handicapped placards is FREE in Downtown.
  • Front Street between Dock and Princess Streets is a TAXI STAND from midnight until 3:00am every day.  Parking is prohibited on these blocks during those hours.
  • Pay-by-Phone parking is available for metered, street parking.  You can also download the paybyphone app for free and use a smartphone to pay for a parking meter. Or, you can set up an account with a credit card here, and when parking downtown, call 888-380-7275 and enter your meter or parking space number and the amount of time you wish to park.

Off Street Surface Lots

Second Street Lot

15 South Second Street.  Located at the southwest corner of Market Street and South Second Streets.  Entrances on Market Street and on South Second Street.  Available for hourly, daily or monthly parking.  The rates are $1 per hour for the first 5 hours with an $8 maximum for 24 hours.  There is an $8 flat rate for evening and weekend parking.

Hannah Block Lot

118 South Second Street.  Next to the Hannah Block Historic USO Building and the lot entrance is on South Second Street.  Available for hourly, daily or monthly parking.  The rates are $1 per hour for the first 5 hours with an $8 maximum for 24 hours.  There is an $8 flat rate for evening and weekend parking

Additional Resources

City of Wilmington Parking Department: https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/city-manager/parking

To rent monthly parking in a City of Wilmington Deck: https://manageparking.citizensparking.com/FindParking/MainFindParkingResult

For business owners interested in providing parking validation vouchers for customers: https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/city-manager/parking