Parking permits are required for any JWU lot.

Public Transportation

JWU in close proximity to uptown Charlotte. Travel on the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) , the largest transit system between Atlanta and Washington, DC., with 70+ local, express and regional bus routes and a light rail line (LYNX), services for the disabled and vanpools. Find discount CATS passes at  The Village Bookstore.

JWU Transportation

University-sponsored transportation is available on an event-specific basis.


Parking Permits

All vehicles parked on JWU Charlotte property must have a current, valid permit.

To obtain a permit for Lot B (gravel lot) or Lot D (parking deck), please contact the SP+ office at 704 343-9604.  These lots are managed by SP+ on behalf of the university and have a separate payment process.

To obtain a permit for Lot C (City View Towers residents only) you can purchase at Student Academic & Financial Services located in Gateway Village at 800 W. Trade St.  Lot C permit sales begin on July 1, 2020 (for Fall 2020) and will close once available spaces (140) are sold out.  A waiting list will be maintained at Campus Safety & Security.

Refunds will not be issued.


2020-2021 Academic Year

Aug. 29, 2020 - May 8, 2021


Lot B (709 W. Trade St)

Commuter students only.  Overnight parking is prohibited at any time.

  • Per Semester: $205.00

  • Per Academic Year: $390.00

Beginning on November 3, 2020 (for Spring 2021) you can purchase online at

SP+ Instructions


Lot C (425 W. 5th St)

City View residents only:

  • Spring 2021: $275.00

As of August 21, 2020 parking at Lot C is sold out.

Contact Campus Safety & Security at 980-598-1900 to be placed on a waiting list.


Lot C Spring 2021 Parking Renewal - FOR CURRENT PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY

  • If you currently hold a Fall Semester permit you are eligible to renew for Spring Semester.
  • Your current Fall Semester permit will expire on January 19, 2021.

 How to renew:

  • Print the Renewal Application (Lot C Renewal Application)
  • Complete and sign application
  • Include   check or money order only for $275.00
  • Mail back to JWU

Mailing Address:
Johnson & Wales University
Attn: Cashier
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202                 


Lot D (116 S. Cedar St)

For Cedar Hall North/Cedar Hall South residents, and all students, employees and visitors. 

  • Spring 2021: $275.00

Beginning on November 3, 2020 (for Spring 2021) you can purchase online at

Keep Your Documents Valid

If you are applying for a permit it is your responsibility to have:
  • Valid driver’s license Valid vehicle registration
  • Proof of insurance

If any of these items become invalid, you are required to notify Campus Safety & Security.

Failure to do so shall result in immediate revocation of parking privileges without a refund.


Failure to have a university parking permit can result in the vehicle receiving citations and towing enforcement at the owner’s expense.

If your vehicle is towed from Lot B or D, contact SP+ at 704 343-9604.

If towed from Lot C contact Campus Safety & Security at 980 598-1900 for instructions.

Transferring Permits

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.


We strongly advise all students to remember that parking is on a first come, first serve basis.

Once all available university parking is occupied, there are additional parking opportunities in the area that can be utilized.

Parking venues not owned or operated by Johnson & Wales University and parking agreements at their locations are solely between the operator and the vehicle owner.


Automobiles that are parked on university property are subject to the following regulations:

  • 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 (i.e. blocking fire lanes) will be towed without notice at the owner's expense.
  • All vehicles parked on campus must have a permit.
  • Failure to have a permit can and will subject you to tagging or towing of your vehicle at your expense.
  • It is the responsibility of the person applying for the permit to have and maintain a valid driver’s license, registration & insurance.
  • Permits are valid for the vehicle they are issued for only and are valid for the period indicated on the permit.
  • Parking permits are non-refundable; they are transferable to an alternate vehicle of the original owner only upon sanction of Campus Safety & Security.
  • Vehicles must be parked properly within a designated space so as not to interfere with another parking space or to obstruct a lane of travel.
  • Vehicles parked in flagrant violations such as parking in a fire lane, parking in a travel lane, blocking another person, et cetera, will be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • Maximum speed limit on university property is 5 mph.
  • Vehicles are subject to search for cause upon request.
  • The decision to tag and/or tow any vehicle in violation is made by the officer on the scene.
  • Failure to comply with these rules or operating your vehicle without a reasonable amount of care may result in revocation of parking privileges and additional disciplinary action.