Parking and Transportation

Parking is limited within the Town of Boone.  Most lots in downtown Boone are privately owned and are designated for a particular business or reserved for individuals who have rented a space in that lot.  Towing and/ or booting is widely utilized for unauthorized vehicles parked in private lots.  The cost of non-consensual towing or having a boot removed ranges from $60 to $100.  (If you want to rent a space in a private parking lot for the semester or the year, the best way to find a convenient space is to drive or walk around and use the information on the signs posted in the parking lots to contact the lot owners.  We do not have a definitive list of private parking lots in Boone.)

Many students rely on the Appalcart, Boone’s free public transportation system, to get to and from campus every day.  The Appalcart has thirteen routes with multiple stops (many located near off-campus student housing areas) to serve students and other residents of Boone.

Check the links, below, for additional information to help you plan and navigate your transportation needs.

Disclaimer: Please note that any resource provided below that is marked with an * indicating “not affiliated with Appalachian State University” is a private company and is neither recommended nor endorsed by Appalachian State University or Off-Campus Student Services.

Parking Information

Transportation Information

Driver's License and Vehicle Registration

Driver’s License Office (permits, operator's licenses, road tests)
(828) 265-5384
4469 Bamboo Rd
Boone, NC 28607

Department of Motor Vehicles (vehicle registration and tags)
(828) 268-2315
274 Winkler's Creek Road
Boone, NC 28607

* Listed businesses and services are not affiliated with Appalachian State University.

Off Campus Housing and Roommate Search

The University provides a searchable database of available rental properties, which includes listings by rental companies and posts by students who are looking to sublet or need a roommate. Click here to visit the Off-Campus Housing Database.