Mission Statement

The Department of Parking & Transportation Services strives to fulfill the parking and state vehicle needs of the University community by efficiently and effectively managing, planning, operating, and maintaining the University parking lots and motor fleet vehicles. Our staff is committed to accomplishing our goals through registration and enforcement procedures administered with the highest level of consistent and equitable service.


The Department of Parking and Transportation Services (P&T) reports to the Division of Administration and Finance.  It consists of the following areas: parking lot inventory management and enforcement, parking permit sales, finance and administration, motor pool management, special events coordination, and transportation demand management (TDM).  Transportation demand management utilizes alternative transportation to minimize parking demand and traffic congestion and includes ECU Transit (Student Affairs), bicycles, pedestrian, carshare and rideshare. 

Parking is required by NC law to be self-supporting. We receive no state funding, student fee or tuition dollars.  This means that the vast majority of our revenue is derived from permit fees. Since permit holders should subsidize free parking for others – visitors, event participants, patients, illegal parkers – we are working to get everyone who uses parking to pay for parking. Our guiding principle is to support the university’s strategic plan and master plan while also keeping permit fees as low as possible with fees based on paying for convenience.