Parking Utility

       Parking Services         Permit Parking          Parking Citations

Meter graphic: How Long Can I Park Here? The color of your meter indicates how long you may park during enforcement hours. Green = 10 hours, Orange = 5, Purple = 4, Gray = 2, Red = 1, Yellow = 24 minutes

Parking Rates and Parking Enforcement Hours graphs. Downtown zone is 60 cents per hour; Campus zone is $1 per hour; Garages are 50 Cents per hour; Parking garages are enforced 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. M to F; Parking lots 8 to 6, M to Saturday; Street meters 9 to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday


The City of Columbia has nearly 1,700 parking spaces on downtown streets, 2,300 spaces in six garages, and 535 spaces on 10 lots, plus 80 accessible parking spaces.

Most parking spaces on City streets have hourly meters.  Garages and lots have a combination of hourly parking and permits.

The Parking Utility enforces parking ordinances, maintains parking facilities, surface lots and meters, including preventive maintenance, repairs and daily housekeeping, and administers the sale of monthly, quarterly and annual permits for daily parking. 

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Color-Coded Parking Map (mobile friendly)
Color-Coded Parking Map (downloadable)
Accessible Parking Map (downloadable)

Parking Garage Information

           Contact Parking Utility
           (573) 874-2489
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