Click on the Icon above to be Routed to Information About Parking Adjustments due to the Construction of the New Student Center and Parking Deck
Parking on campus is not guaranteed. However, any vehicle that parks on ECU campus must display a valid permit or utilize the limited spaces at our Pay by Space stations. Since the spaces at Pay by Space stations are open to everyone, permit holders must also keep these spaces activated when parked at one. All parking on campus is zoned parking. There are signs posted at the entrance to all our lots which state their zone restrictions and times.
All student permits will
NOT be mailed if purchased between July 24th - August 31st. Resident students (A2, B2 and D permit holders) can pick their permits up during move-in at the centralized key pick-up at Minges Stadium August 16th - 18th. Main campus commuter students (C2 permit holders) will be able to pick their permits up at the main campus office between July 3rd - August 31st. Health Sciences Campus commuter students (B4 permit holders) will be able to pick their permits up at the Health Sciences Campus parking office during the hours of 7:30am - 11:30am, Monday - Thursday during the time we're not mailing permits
(please note that the HSC office will be closed the week of move-in, Aug. 14th - 18th. B4 permits can be picked up at the main campus office during move-in week). Please note that our office will
never mail permits to dorms.
Reminder: Certain Spaces on campus are never (including nights, weekends, and holidays) to be occupied unless you specifically have the proper permit listed for that space. These spaces are subject to towing at all times and include:
Permits are issued one per person, and up to 6 immediate family vehicles may be registered under that one permit. Vehicle's are registered through individual parking accounts on Pirate Port, in person at our office, and of course we are always willing to add the vehicles on to accounts if an individual calls our office as an alternative. The parking permits are easy to transfer between the registered vehicles on an individual's account; by simply peeling the permit off the car they were using and placing it on the car they plan to drive on campus that day. As long as the permit is removed gently while peeling it off, there shouldn't be any issues making the transfer. If over time the adhesive becomes weak while transferring between cars, then the permit can be brought to our office and exchanged for a new one at no charge.
permits are valid from August 1st - July 31st, every year. Annual Faculty/Staff permits are valid from July 1st - June 30th, every year.**
***Only Bicycle permits and Annual Vehicle Permits (with the exception of annual Motorcycle permits) are available online. All other special permits (Temporary Permits, Summer Permits, Visitor Permits, etc.) must be purchased in person at the Parking Office.
How to purchase your annual permit and register your vehicle(s):
to download instructions for accessing the online Parking Portal where you purchase your permit.
Visit ECU Pirate Port:
https://pirateport.ecu.edu/portal/. You will need your Pirate ID and passphrase to enter Pirate Port. This is the same as logging in for e-mail.
On the 'Tools' tab:
Once in your parking account, you will need the following information to complete the online purchase:
Update your information by clicking on the appropriate link
If everything is up to date, then click on the "Get Permits" link and follow it through.
**Note: If you do not receive a payment confirmation receipt in your email shortly after submitting the payment, then it did not go through. The process will either need to be done again or you can call our office. In addition, if you paid with a Visa but the payment option says MasterCard, please disregard. It will correctly sort itself when downloaded.
Remember to select whether or not you want the permit mailed to your preferred address or if you wish to pick it up in our office. Permits will not be mailed to dorm rooms at all.
If you purchase by credit card, you would complete the payment information online. If you wish to pay by cash or check - visit the Parking & Transportation Office during normal business hours after you enter your information online.
Zoned Eligibility Restrictions for Full-Time Permanent Employees and Students:
Faculty/Staff - (Main Campus): A1 & B1
Faculty/Staff - (Off Core Campus): B1
Faculty/Staff - (Health Sciences Campus): A3 & B3
Students - (Depends on Living Arrangements): A2, B2, B4, C2, and D
The parking permit purchased from our department indicates the zone for which you are eligible and it is the responsibility of the individual to make sure they are parking in zones appropriate for their permit.
**Please see the individual links under the menu on the right for more detailed information.