Parking tickets are not issued by the Prosecutor or Municipal Court. The court serves as a collection agency for payment of fines for parking violations. Questions about the issuance of a ticket should be directed to the issuing agency. Prosecutor personnel can direct these inquiries.
Parking ticket payments are due 15 days from issuance. Payment may be made at the following locations:
- Violations Bureau, 600 E. Broadway, 2nd floor (for receipt)
- Columbia Police Department, 6th & Walnut (no receipt)
- Cashier’s Office, 701 E. Broadway (no receipt)
Payments made at the Police Department or Cashier’s Office after 9:00 AM will not be credited until the next business day.
Contesting a parking ticket:
A parking ticket may be contested by submitting a Parking Violation Protest Form to the City Prosecutor identifying the ticket and stating the reason that the alleged violation should not be prosecuted. The statement shall contain the name and address of the person contesting the ticket. A separate statement shall be required for each ticket being contested. Protests must be submitted within fifteen (15) days from when the ticket was issued. A written response shall be made to the person contesting the ticket within ten (10) business days of receiving the statement contesting the parking ticket. If the protest is denied, you will be required to appear on the court date and time listed on the citation unless paid prior to that date.
Submit a parking ticket protest
Complete the Parking Ticket Protest Formopens PDF file , attach the ticket or a copy of the ticket and mail to:
City Prosecutors Office
600 East Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
or fax it to: (573) 874-7533
or email it to: CityProsecutor@CoMo.govcreate new email