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Contact Info Parking Services
2700 Impound Lot Road  
Columbus, OH 43207  
Office : (844) 565-1295    
Fax : (614) 645-7357  
Email : 311

Parking Permits* Apply for Parking Permits* 
Manage Your Parking Permit 
Pay for Parking Permits 
Helpful “How To” Videos 

* The online system is only for permit zones starting with SN, CH, EF, UD, H and O. All other applicants must apply in-person or by mail at Parking Services.

Parking Kiosks & Mobile Payment

The City of Columbus strategically places paid parking in areas where parking is in high demand.  Paid parking is used to manage on-street parking to encourage the turnover and keep spaces from being used for extended periods. By managing curb-space, paid parking allows drivers to easily find parking and identify spaces designated for public use. Parking durations, rates, and times vary according to location. Parking durations range from 30 minutes to no time limit, depending on parking demand. Rates also vary and are predetermined according to parking analysis performed before and after meter placement.

There are multiple ways to quickly pay for parking. To pay using a mobile device, customers may scan to pay, text to pay, call to pay or use the ParkColumbus app. To pay at the nearest kiosk, customer must identify their zone using street signs, enter their license plate and pay with coin or card. It's that simple. 

Don't forget to check out our "My Buddy Charles" video series about parking! Check back monthly for new videos.

"My Buddy Charles" - Get In The Zone

"My Buddy Charles" - How To Read New Parking Signs

"My Buddy Charles" - How To Pay At Kiosk

"My Buddy Charles" - How To Pay By App

"My Buddy Charles" - How To Pay By Text or Phone

Learn how to use a parking kiosk - click here

If you are a business and interested in learning more about a ParkMobile (ParkColumbus) fleet account - click here

To set-up a ParkMobile (ParkColumbus) fleet account - click here

Learn how to operate a parking kiosk in E. Franklinton & Grandview - click here

*Please note, payments made through the mobile app to pay for parking at a kiosk or meter are not sent to a kiosk or meter.  The kiosk will not display an active parking session for your license plate and the meter will show "expired" when paid through the app.