The Town of Wrightsville Beach uses "pay stations" at some public parking locations. There are 26 pay stations on the island available for visitors to conveniently pay.
All machines have the same functions and:
Accepts credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and DISCOVER only)
Accepts bills ($1, $2, $5, and $10 only)
Accepts coins (nickels, quarters, and dollar coins)
Please note the time of expiration on pay receipt. Paystations are provided to the public because they allow more options, and a higher level of service than traditional single space parking meters.
If you require assistance with a pay station, please notify us immediately by calling the parking office at 910-256-5453.
Steps to Pay
Press any key on the machine to wake it from power conservation mode.
Select the amount of time you would like to stay by reading the options on the display.
Provide credit card, cash, or coin payment.
Retrieve the receipt from the machine.
Place your Pay Station receipt on your dashboard (face up) so that the enforcement staff can see your expiration time and date.
Once you have received a Pay Station receipt, you may move to any other metered location in the Town that does not have time restrictions for your duration of stay.
Pay station receipts are not valid at 1-Hour Parking Only meters and will be subject to a citation. The one hour maximum stay area is on Lumina Avenue between Latimer and Columbia Streets. These spaces are in front of the local merchants in the business district and serve to increase turnover so that business patrons may find available parking.