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

Apply for Parking Permits
 - Apply for CH Permits 
 - SN Coming Soon
Manage Your Parking Permits
 - Manage CH Permits 
 - SN Coming Soon
Pay for Parking Permits
 - Pay for CH Permits 
 - SN Coming Soon

Short North Parking Plan

The Department of Public Service is pleased to present the final Short North Parking Plan that is expected to begin on January 22nd, 2019. 

City staff are currently installing new parking regulatory signage throughout the Short North. The new signage is being covered up with a bag that has the old signage printed on it to maintain existing parking restrictions as applicable to the street.  Over Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday Weekend, staff will remove the bags and the new signage will be displayed.  Enforcement will begin on Tuesday, January 22nd.

City staff are also working with vendors on the online permitting system that will be available in December.  Eligible applicants will apply for permits online and upload required documentation.  Once approved, the applicant will receive an email notification stating their virtual permit has been approved and a link to pay online.  Stickers and hangtags will not be issued as the permit will be by license plate.


To learn more about the SN parking plan and permit eligibility, please see the links below: 

Click here to determine if you are eligible for permits.

Click here to download a map showing each permit zone and block by block parking restrictions.

Click here to download the detailed plan.


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

Click here to learn more about the online application process.


Click here to learn more about the online customer portal.


Click here to learn more about the ParkColumbus mobile payment app and guest passes.


Click here to learn more about license plate recognition technology. 


Parking Policies

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

1.      UPDATED Permit Parking Rules and Regulations: Governs how permit parking is established and modified; general rules for issuing permits; eligibility requirements for residents, guests, businesses and others; and annual permit fees.

2.      Parking Benefit District Rules and Regulations:  Establishes guidelines for creating a Parking Benefit District (PBD) in areas with higher than optimal parking demand.  A PBD reinvests a portion of the paid on-street parking revenue into a defined area to enhance the quality of life for residents and businesses and promote alternate forms of transportation.

3.      Parking Meter Rate Adjustment Rules and Regulations:  Establishes guidelines to provide a transparent process that requires the use of key performance measures and evaluations to adjust parking rates to obtain the desired on-street occupancy.

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