Beach Parking

Paid parking season: March 1-October 31

Visitors staying in Surf City during this time will need to pay to park from 9 am - 6 pm. You can purchase an hourly, daily, weekly, or season pass to accommodate your visit. To obtain hourly, daily, or weekly passes you will our text-to-park option or scan a QR code once you arrive to your preferred parking spot.  Our hourly rates are staggered with parking spots closest to the beach being $6/hr. while outlying lots and spaces are $3/hr. 

Surf City Resident passes remain free with allowance for up to 2 free passes per property owner and additional passes can be purchased at a reduced rate. The process for 2023 has been updated and all residents who intend to utilize paid parking areas will need to register their vehicles.  Your registration is now inclusive of an online account in which you can make updates to your license plates if needed during the season (limit 2 updates per season).  Disaster Re-Entry decals are required to be placed on your front windshield. This will allow for a more efficient island re-entry process.

Surf City brick-and-mortar businesses are given limited free beach parking passes based on the location of the business. Businesses operating in Surf City must register their business with the Town through the annual Business Registration Program to receive access to the Business Parking Passes.

Businesses will be eligible for Business Parking Passes once the Business Registration Application is completed in full. You may register your business or check on the status of your registration at the link below: 

Business Registration Application Portal

**Mobile Home Tenants/Apartment Complex Tenants/Long term renters must complete parking registrations             in-person at parking office.  

**Central Business District (CBD) businesses who previously registered in 2022, will receive email communication from Pivot Parking pertaining to updating your information for 2023.

**New CBD businesses not previously registered in 2022, will need to email to request to register your business for parking registrations. 

2023 Season Passes 

Visitors to Surf City have the option to purchase a season pass which is a decal applied to your vehicle’s back windshield. This decal allows for parking in all paid parking areas without having to pay the hourly/daily fee. Season passes are honored March 1st – October 31st in all paid parking areas.  Complete your registration and pay for your pass online at the link below. Decals will be available for pick up once payment has been made. Please note that season passes cannot be prorated if purchased later in the season.  

If your preference is to complete your registration in person, please visit the parking office:  305 N. New River Dr.                       Monday – Friday 9:00am -5:30pm during February and 7 days per week 8:30am -5:30pm March – October.

For more information or questions, you may also email  or call 1-833-467-4868     833-GO-PIVOT

Parking Post

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO REGISTER ONLINE: 2023 season pass info_Page_1

Hourly, daily, and weekly parking passes are available by texting SURFB to 25023. 


Parking Map Image

Utilize the slideshow below for a step by step how-to for digital parking and island re-entry registration or visit and select resident application!

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