Parking meters in the Resort Area are enforced 7 days a week, 24 hours a day from April 1 to Oct. 31. The meters located at 24 ½ and the 300 block of 25th Street are enforced all year long.

Rates are $2 per hour, with a $20 fine for expired meter violation. This fine doubles to $40 if not paid within 14 calendar days. All meters have the following payment options: Mobile pay apps, text to pay and credit or debit cards. There is a one-hour minimum for credit card payments.​

Visitors can park FREE at our on-street meters only between 5th Street and Rudee Loop from 5-10 a.m. No on-street parking is allowed after midnight. Towing enforced.

The use of parking meters promotes local commerce by creating frequent turnover of spaces. The constant turnover of spaces assists local businesses by providing convenient and available spaces to their customers. In fact, the City's on-street parking spaces average four turnovers per space each day and the average length of stay is an hour and a half. 

Visitors coming to the Resort Area seeking longer lengths of stay should consider parking in the City's garages or surface lots.

Man paying at parking meter

Pay Once, Park Anywhere

All of the multi-space meters operate in a pay-by-plate mode, which means you can pay one time and move to other on-street parking spaces within your paid parking session.

  • Pay any multi-space parking meter to park regardless of where your car is parked

  • Extend your parking session at any multi-space meter as well

Text to Pay

Text the designated zone number (VB****) to 727563 to pay for meters in the following locations:


  • VB355: Rudee Loop Lot

  • VB356: 2nd Street Lot

  • VB357: On-street parking 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

  • VB358: On-street parking 6 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

  • VB359: On-street parking 24/7

  • VB10028: 4th Street Lot

  • VB10039: 21st Street Lot

  • VB10040: Croatan Lot

Daily Rate


per hour

Avoid a Parking Ticket or Tow

Towing at metered spaces from 1st-4th streets begins at midnight​. Towing at metered spaces from 14th-29th streets begins at 2:30 a.m.

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The multi-space or large meters provide a printed receipt with each transaction that shows the exact time the meter will expire. Add more time before expiration.

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