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 Short North and Children’s Hospital permit zones at this time. All other applicants must apply in-person or by mail at Parking Services.

Short North Parking Plan

To find out if you are eligible for a Short North parking permit, click here.

For details on the Short North Parking Plan, click here.

For a list of Short North Parking Plan FAQs, click here

To apply for permits:

To apply for permits online, click here.

To manage your online customer account, click here.

To apply by mail or in-person, complete the Resident Permit Application and submit to:

Parking Services | 2700 Impound Lot Road | Columbus, Ohio  43207

For Parking Services hours of operations, click here

When applying for permits, please be prepared to submit the following documentation:

  1. Government-issued photo ID
  2. Current vehicle registration
  3. Proof of residency (one of the following):  mortgage statement, property tax bill, signed lease (by landlord and tenant), or a utility bill (gas, electric, water, or landline telephone bill only)

If you have been denied a permit, would like to request additional permits, or your property is ineligible, you may file an appeal by completing the appeals form.  Please submit the appeal to


To learn more about the online permit system, mobile payment and enforcement, please see the links below.

To apply online, click here

How to use the online customer portal, click here

How to use the ParkColumbus mobile payment app and guest pass solution, click here

how license plate recognition technology works, click here  

Application forms (for those choosing to apply by mail or in person):

Resident Permit Application, click here

Business Permit Application, click here

Institution Permit Application, click here

Property Owner Permit Application (for owners of multiple properties within a zone), click here

Vehicle Permissive Use Form, click here

Parking Policies

Below are the policies that govern the new parking plan.  Please click on the links below to learn more.

Permit Parking Rules and Regulations

Parking Benefit District Rules and Regulations

Parking Meter Rate Adjustment Rules and Regulations

Questions or Comments click here.