The application process for registration of your license plate will begin at Town Hall on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. If purchasing online you may start on Monday, February 12, 2024. Paid parking enforcement will begin on March 15, 2024 and run through September 30, 2024. Hours of enforcement are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Kure Beach Residents that would like to purchase a Carolina Beach parking pass, please visit their website at If you have any questions regarding Carolina Beach Beach parking passes please contact Carolina Beach Town Hall at 910-458-2999.



For property owners, residents, business owners, and local business employees, registering your license plate is a two step process. Your first application is to the Town where the residency for special rates will be verified. Once your information has been verified, you will receive an email with a unique promo code provided for each plate you are registering. That email will include a link to the Premium Parking website and instructions to help guide you through registering your license plate on their website. The promo code provided will facilitate the appropriate billing amount for the permit purchased. Links to the Parking Permit Application, Premium Parking website, parking permit fees, and instructions on how to register your plate are provided below.

Parking permits are virtual (no decal or hang tag), and monitored/enforced by scanning license plates.  Once your license plate is registered in the Premium Parking system you will not need to do anything else. 

Applicants for a Residential/Business Parking Permit acceptable documents:

Current vehicle registration FOR EACH VEHICLE  is required AND one of the following:

  • Proof of ownership required (ex: NHC tax bill, water bill, mortgage statement, or real estate closing document etc. *Progress Energy bills are NOT proof of residency).
  • Tenant Letter for Parking Permit form is required for residents that are in a long term lease and want to purchase a seasonal parking permit.
  • Employees of a local business will need to provide a signed letter from your employer as proof of employment.

Please note,  purchasing a seasonal parking permit is voluntary. If you can walk to the beach or downtown, and do not need access to Town parking between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, you do not need to purchase a seasonal permit. However, without a seasonal permit,  you are subject to enforcement if you park between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm and would need to pay the hourly rate. License plates can be registered at any time during the season.

*Parking permits do not guarantee a parking space. All parking is available on a first come, first serve basis.

2024 Parking Fees

Residential/Business Parking Permit Application

Tenant Letter for Parking Permit  

Premium Parking Website Guide

Visitors of Kure Beach

Visitors and guests of Kure Beach may pay for parking at pay stations, visiting Premium Parking's website, following the pay by phone or text by phone options that will be shown on signs throughout town.

Visitors may purchase a full season pass for $225 at

Handicap Parking

Free parking is available in all handicap marked spaces for those vehicles displaying a valid handicap designated license plate, placard, or hang tag.