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North Topsail Beach approves paid parking

North Topsail Beach approves paid parking
Updated: Feb. 11, 2021 at 6:00 AM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Town of North Topsail Beach has decided to move forward with paid parking.

As of March 1, 2021 paid parking will be in effect in all Town controlled parking lots. Parking on side streets will be prohibited unless designated as a paid area. There are three public lots that are maintained by Onslow County which will remain free unless otherwised changed by Onslow County.

Pay-to-Park will be enforced from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The charge for the first violation is $50.00. Towing will be considered for repeat violators. Visitors need to download the SurfCAST by Otto app to register their basic information and pay for their selected period of time in designated locations. Residents and property owners can provide their information via the same app to verify eligibility for free parking.

North Topsail Beach property owners will be able to register two vehicles for parking at no charge.

The Board of Alderman cite beach maintenance and an increase in population as reasons to bring in the extra revenue. In 2020 a $237 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Storm Damage Reduction Project was approved. The Town will be responsible for $16.5 million for the initial phase, then $3 million each year over a 50-year period of time.

Parking rates that have been approved are listed below.

Standard Lots

Hourly - $ 5.00

Daily - $25.00

Weekly - $100.00

Annual - $250.00

Park By Mail Lot

Daily - $30.00

4X4 Drive On Lot

Daily - $25.00

Weekly - $100.00

Annual - $250.00

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