After Hours & Special Event Parking

Three parking lots are available for Downtown State Government Complex visitors. Parking lots operate From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, exclusive of State Employee Holidays. Parking fees are applied between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Payment presented to the attendant for parking must be in cash or credit card only. No checks will be accepted. Visitors using department-issued hourly or daily passes will be responsible for any amount over the value of the pass.

To maximize the availability of parking for our visitors, employees are not permitted in visitor lots unless authorized by the Parking Division, and only for reasons such as temporary displacement from their assigned parking area.

State-owned vehicles, contractors and vendors, as well as temporary employees, retires, pages and interns are not entitled to free parking. Boards and commissions may purchase parking validations for their members. A departmental representative must complete and submit the Request for Visitor Parking Pass form. State Parking reserves the right to limit the number of passes sold.

Several other parking facilities near the Downtown State Government Complex are operated by private operators and local governments. Maps and information about these facilities is provided by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance(link is external).

Departmental Visitor Parking

Departments may purchase parking passes for their visitors and board and commission members that are accepted in visitor parking lots. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance. Passes are sold in two, four and eight-hour increments, at $2 per hour.

A departmental representative must complete and submit the Request for Visitor Parking Pass form. State Parking reserves the right to limit the number of passes sold.

Requests to use parking lots after hours on weekdays and weekends, must be approved by the State Parking Division.

Bus Parking

For large groups visiting downtown State museums and other State attractions, bus parking, including 15-passenger vans, is located at the corner of Blount and Edenton streets. No cars, vans smaller than 15 passengers or trucks are allowed in this lot. Chaperones accompanying buses should park their vehicles in one of the hourly visitor lots. Please refer to the Downtown State Complex visitor map.

Special Event Parking

During weekends, state parking facilities may be requested by groups who have special events downtown. These requests should be directed to the State Parking Operations Manager.