Updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2023 

    This is the official website for all South Mecklenburg High School parking information.  The website will be updated throughout the school year.  Please check back for more information related to parking on the South Mecklenburg campus. Parents and students must certify that they are aware of and have viewed the South Meck Parking regulations before applying and periodically during the year as they may be amended at any time as needed.

    Please read through the guidelines and application procedure to ensure you have all of the proper documents on hand prior to completing the application. 

    Parking Application Windows


    1st Semester 

    1st Round - Monday, July 17, 2023 - Friday, August 4, 2023.

            Notification - No later than Friday, August 11, 2023 


    2nd Round - Monday, September 18, 2023 - Friday, September 29, 2023 

            Notification - No later than Friday, October 6, 2023 


    2nd Semester 

    3rd Round - Monday, December 4, 2023 - Friday, December 15, 2023 

            Notification - No later than Friday, January 12, 2024 


    4th Round - Monday, February 5, 2024 -  Friday, February 16, 2024 

            Notification - No later than Friday, February 23, 2024 


    Applications will be processed during the next application window. Dates are subject to change. 

    Eligibility Requirements: 

    • Applicants must be a junior or senior in the semester in which they are applying. Sophomore applicants will not be considered. 

      • All seniors who apply and are eligible will be given first priority.  Juniors who apply and are eligible will then follow. If there are not enough spaces to accommodate all applicants, they will be selected randomly for spaces available.

    • The student must have failed no more than one (1) course and have a minimum of a 2.0 weighted GPA for the previous semester in which they are applying. 

    • Students must not have excessive absences (10 or more unexcused) and/or tardies (5 or more unexcused). 

    • Students must have a valid license at the time of submission. Applications will not be accepted from students that do not have a valid driver’s license. Students who obtain a license later in the year will submit an application for consideration as spaces become available.

    • Students must not have Code of Conduct violations that extend beyond Level 1 offenses. 

    • Additionally, all financial obligations to South Meck must be satisfied prior to submitting the application.  

    These requirements must be maintained for the second semester or parking privileges will be revoked. Students will be required to turn in parking permits if parking privileges are revoked. Not turning in parking permits will result in financial penalties. 

    Loss of Parking Privileges:

    According to Rule 12 in the CMS Code of Student Conduct, the use of a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege that may be limited or revoked at any time.  Any school administrator may revoke or suspend a student’s driving/parking privilege or assign financial penalties as a result of but not limited to the following:

    • Tardiness to class or school (5 or more unexcused tardies) 

    • Parking in unassigned or no parking area

    • Failure to follow directions of parking lot supervisors

    • Repeated parking violations

    • Moving violations

    • Reckless driving or unsafe movement

    • Leaving campus without permission or taking other students off campus when they did not have permission

    • Moving vehicles during the school day without valid permission

    • Distributing assigned parking permit to students without parking permits or students assigned a different parking space 

    • Moving or altering parking barricades/cones 

    • Repeated violations of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

    2023-2024 Parking Application 

    It is imperative that you read and follow the instructions so that your application can be processed. Applications with missing or out-of-date documentation or information will not be processed. Please read below for the procedure: 

    • Complete the Google Form and submit a copy of your license, registration, and insurance (signed by both parent and student). Click here to review an example of how to submit documentation. 

    • The signature indicates that you accept and agree to follow the guidelines for parking.These documents must be uploaded as a PDF at the time your application is completed.  We will not accept any paper copies to meet this requirement.

    • An application must be submitted for each car you plan to register. A maximum of three cars is permitted per student. 

    • Once you have been approved for a parking permit, you will receive an email that you are approved (see dates above). 

      • Notices will be sent to the student’s CMS email and parent email on file.

    • After receiving an approval email, visit South Meck website and pay the fee using Online School Payments. The cost of a parking permit is $25 for the school year.  If you pay prior to getting approval, you will not be issued a refund.

    • Permits will be available for pick-up in the front office on the dates/times included in your approval email. You will be required to show your driver’s license AND proof of payment.  If you are unable to pick up your permit, a parent may do so with their driver’s license. It must be the parent listed on the application. Parking permits not picked up within one week of your email notice will be reissued, and refunds will NOT be given.

    Arriving to School

    All student drivers must follow the established flow of traffic, as seen on the parking map. Students should arrive at school on time, as gates will be locked promptly at 7:30 AM. The gates will only be unlocked for students who have a note. Students without a note will not be allowed to park in their assigned parking location. Please note that parking in undesignated or unassigned areas may result in your vehicle being towed. 

    Multiple Vehicles 

    Any vehicle that the student might drive on campus must be registered. Each vehicle requires a separate application.  A student may only list three (3) vehicles at a time.  If a vehicle is no longer able to be driven, please notify Ms. Edwards by email to remove that vehicle.  If there is a change in the vehicle driven and/or license plate, you must notify Ms. Edwards by email 24 hours prior to driving the vehicle on campus AND properly display your parking permit in the vehicle you drive on campus. Unregistered vehicles may be towed if parking violations persist. It is your responsibility to place the parking permit in the vehicle being driven. 

    Temporary Vehicles 

    Temporary vehicles are vehicles that you are driving for a limited period of time (less than 5 days). The car must also be registered using the Google Form application. Failure to do so may result in the car being ticketed and/or towed. Notification of temporary vehicles is required before 7:10 AM on the first day the student drives the vehicle on campus. It is your responsibility to place the parking permit in the vehicle being driven. 

    Temporary Parking Permits

    Students who will not have their parking permit in their possession for 5 days or less must purchase a temporary permit. Temporary permits are valid for 5 days from the date of issue. Temporary parking permits cost $5. Students should purchase the permit online via Online School Payments. Students should report to the main office to receive the temporary permit. 

    Lost Parking Permits

    The cost to replace a lost parking permit is $20. Students should purchase the replacement permit online via Online School Payments. If the parking permit was stolen in a car theft, students will be required to provide proof of the theft. 

    Parking Without a Permit

    Students who park on campus without a valid parking permit will receive a warning. The warning involves documenting the car’s make, model, and license plate number. Repeated violations will result in towing at the expense of the owner. 

    Tow Services

    If your car is towed while parked illegally on campus, please contact Dellinger Wrecker Services, 10256 Industrial Dr, Pineville, NC 28134 - (704) 588-3875. 


    By submitting an application, we acknowledge that we have read and understand the South Mecklenburg High School Student Parking Regulations that are posted on the South Mecklenburg High School Website under Parking.  We understand that any violation of the conditions set forth in these regulations may result in the termination of this parking privilege and may also result in appropriate disciplinary action by school administration, the car being towed off campus at the owner’s expense, and/or legal action in court.  We acknowledge that it may become necessary for school authorities to open, enter and search the vehicle and its contents and to remove any unauthorized articles described in CMS regulations or any articles that may endanger the health, welfare or safety of students or school personnel.  Any such articles may be retained and used as evidence in disciplinary proceedings by school authorities or delivered to appropriate law enforcement officials.  All such action is at the sole discretion of school authorities.  We acknowledge that CMS and SMHS will on no case be liable for any damages to or theft from or theft of vehicles on school property, whether the result of negligence or otherwise, and we hold harmless and release from any and all claims CMS, South Mecklenburg High School, and all agents on their behalf.



    Crystal Edwards

    Assistant Principal