Visitors & Patients

Visitors with short-term parking needs may purchase a one-day parking access or use hourly parking at our Parking Garage or Pay by Space Stations.  Visitors are defined as individuals who are not ECU students or University employees.  We welcome visitors to campus and strive to make their visits as enjoyable possible. If you are visiting as part of a campus tour through the admissions offices, please see below. Visitors must still comply with the regulations outlined in the Parking and Transportation Ordinances.

Visitor parking authorization must be obtained at the Parking and Transportation office prior to 4:30 p.m. Friday if you are planning to park anytime during the weekend.

Online Registration

Vehicle registration is available online through the Parking Portal through Pirate Port. Visitors will need to create a Guest Account. You will need vehicle information, including license plate number, make and model of the vehicle to register your license plate and complete the purchase online.  You can also register the vehicle at the Parking Office, 305 E. 10th Street, or phone (252) 328-6294. 

Visitor parking prices are as follows:

  • $5 a day
  • $5 for a weekend pass
  • $10 for a week
  • $1/hour for garage or pay-by-space parking

Visitor ADA

Visitors must have a valid ADA placard or distinguishing license plate in order to purchase a visitor parking permit valid in the ADA Accessible parking spaces.  You must receive authorization from our office before parking in these spaces on campus and obtain a permit.

Are you visiting as part of a campus tour through the Admissions Office?

We’d love for you to visit Pirate Nation! Please visit the ECU Undergraduate Admissions web page to register for a campus tour. If you have questions, contact Admissions at (252) 328-6640 or use contact information found here.

Visitors Appealing Citations

If a visitor receives a citation and wishes to appeal the fine, the appeal form must be completed within 10 business days.  You can appeal online by following the steps outlined below.  Paper appeal forms can also be completed if unable to appeal online.  Please note that the paper appeal must still be submitted within the 10 business days.  For more information about citations click here.

Note: Guest Accounts will be created for visitor’s first appeal by our office after receiving the required information. For all subsequent citations visitors should contact our office within the business days.

Steps to create Guest Account
  1. Go to
  2. Click the magnifying glass on the right side of the page, a drop down menu will appear, click PiratePort
  3. On the left side of the screen under Public Applications click Parking and Transportation
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click Guest Login
  5. Click create one under the Guest Login

Image of patient at an appointmentPatients

When patients schedule an appointment with their doctors office on ECU campus please park in the designated patient parking areas when you arrive on campus.

Patient Citations

If you receive a citation, our office is willing to reduce the first violation to a warning if the patient provides documentation of their appointment.  The information provided will be processed as an appeal and the patient will receive a judgment decision through the mail or email if one is provided.   Acceptable documentation will be form the medical clinic and states you were seen during the date and time of the citations.  We DO NOT need or want any personal medical information.  After the first warning, patients will be held responsible for any further citations received. For more information about citations click here.