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Single-space parking meters will accept nickels, dimes, and quarters only, and the rate is $2.50/hour or $17/day. Paystations in lots and street ends accept credit cards, bills (up to $10), and coins (quarters and dollar coins), and the rate is $2.50 per hour.
You may also pre-pay for your parking at the Parking Office before you head to the beach. Passes are sold in hourly, daily, multiple days, and weekly quantities. This does not guarantee a parking space, but it is a convenience should you choose to pay before you find a space. No refunds are issued if you cannot find a parking space once a pass from the Parking Office has been purchased.
Approximately 1,600 spaces are metered and available for public parking.
Meters are enforced every day from March 1st to October 31st except for Harbor Island which is enforced May 1st to September 15th.
If you have parked at a parking meter that is broken, please call 910-256-5453. Make sure you have the name of the street where the meter is located and the meter number. Any issues with meters, Pay Stations, or the Pay by Phone system should be reported to the parking office immediately. Citations resulting from unreported equipment malfunctions will be upheld.