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Who owns the downtown lots that hit motorists with parking tickets?

Si Cantwell

Q. Who owns the parking lots near Riverwalk restaurants, that hit restaurant customers with $30 “private” parking tickets? A company named Park Select operates these lots, but who owns them?

The lots are owned by various entities. You can find the owner of any specific parcel in Wilmington by using this map:


It’s the “development activity” map at:


Park Select is a company property owners contract with to enforce their parking regulations.


Here’s the city’s information on those tickets:


Here’s how to appeal a ticket:


Bottom line: Unless you win an appeal, you have to pay the ticket.


How much do the parking decks downtown make on average during a weekend?

How do officers know you’ve paid your parking fee by phone, when it doesn’t show on the meter?

If a vehicle is towed in New Hanover County for illegal parking, does the tow truck driver have to notify the police?

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Pat Marriott

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One Response to “ Who owns the downtown lots that hit motorists with parking tickets?”

  1. On March 4, 2015 at 9:06 am Reginald Denny wrote:

    Is the City of Wilmington being compensated for lost revenue for the parking spaces that have been lost due to construction of the new BB&T building on Third street at Princess street?

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