Parking Utility

       Parking Services         Permit Parking          Parking Citations          Gate Arms

The online interested parties meeting for enhanced fall protection and other self-harm deterrent measures within the existing Fifth and Walnut parking structure will be live from Aug. 17 – 31.
Visit the project page here

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


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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