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 

* The online system is only for permit zones starting with SN or CH at this time. All other applicants must apply in-person or by mail at Parking Services.

Information about parking tickets, vehicle impoundment and more!

Parking Violations Bureau


Click here  for a map to the Parking Violations Bureau.

Automated Information Line

Information about parking tickets, vehicle impoundment and more is available by calling the PVB automated information line at (614) 645-6400. If you believe your vehicle has been towed, you may call the line to see if it is in our impoundment lot.

Paying Your Ticket   
You must pay within ten (10) calendar days of the date on the ticket or a $15.00 penalty is added.  If the ticket is still not paid within 30 days of the penalty being added, an additional $20.00 penalty is added.  You may pay by cash, check, money order, credit or debit card (Visa, Master Card or Discover), see below for options.

Click here to pay your parking tickets on-line . You will need the parking ticket number or your license plate number. 

By Mail

Make your check or money order payable to  Columbus City Treasurer (DO NOT SEND CASH!) and send to:
City of Columbus
Parking Violations Bureau
2700 Impound Lot Rd.
Columbus, OH 43207

Be sure to include the ticket number or the vehicle license plate on your check or money order.
In Person

Payments are accepted at the Parking Violations Bureau; 2700 Impound Lot Rd.; Columbus, Ohio 43207.  

HOURS:  Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.,  closed Sundays

Closed Holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
We will be open on Veterans Day. 

By Phone  

Call (614) 645-6400 to pay by phone with a credit or debit card only. You will need your parking ticket number.

Claiming a towed vehicle
You will need the following:

  • Proof of ownership – (registration or title)
  • Identification
  • Tags must be current
  • Fees in cash or credit card


How can I contest a ticket?

You must contest a ticket within ten (10) calendar days from the issue date of the ticket.  If you do not contest your parking ticket or payment is not received within ten (10) days, the first penalty will be added to the amount that is due.  You may either contest the ticket using the link below, in writing, by U.S. mail to the address below, or by completing a form in person at the Parking Violations Bureau; 2700 Impound Lot Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43207

If after review, you still believe there is an error, you may request a personal hearing.
Click here to contest a ticket or request a hearing online .  

Please note:  After the receipt of your request, you will receive a response by  U.S. Mail only  of the next procedural steps.
  Click here for more information about Columbus Parking Tickets

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Pay a Parking Ticket Online  

Contact us:

2700 Impound Lot
Columbus, OH 43207
Customer Service Hotline:
Phone: (614) 645-6400
Fax: (614) 645-7357

Window Hours:  
Monday through Saturday
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special Sunday Hours for OSU Home Games

Contest a Ticket  
CLOSED (Free Parking) HOLIDAYS  

Day Before Thanksgiving: 9am - 5pm
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Day After Thanksgiving: Regular business hours
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed

Notarized Authorization of Release
Hold Harmless Letter
Motorized Two Wheel Vehicle Application