The City owns and operates five parking garages, two of which have attached surface lots.
Special Event Parking
Learn more about special event parking and how to obtain a permit.
Controlled Parking Residential Area Program (CPRA)
In response to residents' complaints about adverse impacts of student parking in residential areas adjacent to North Carolina Central University and Duke University, in 1991, the City Council adopted a Controlled Parking Residential Area (CPRA) ordinance.
On-Street Metered Parking
Our metered on-street parking program ensures you have convenient and accessible parking for business, entertainment, and shopping in downtown Durham.
Traffic & Parking Ordinances
View the traffic and parking ordinances in Durham.
Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS)
Our pay on foot automatic payment station (APS-30) uses a barcode on the parking ticket customer pulls upon entering the parking garage. Customers should insert their parking ticket and the APS-30 pay on foot machine will notify customer of their parking fee. Once your method of payment has been accepted you will receive your receipt. For your convenience, the APS-30 pay on foot machine accepts coin, cash, and credit card.