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 table: Downtown Zone = 60 Cents per hour; Campus Zone = $1 per hour; Garages & Lots = 50 cents per hourParking Enforcement Hours table: Parking Garages = 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday; Parking Lots = 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday; Street Meters = 9 a.m. 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. 

    parking map icon
    Color-Coded Parking Map (mobile friendly)
    Color-Coded Parking Map (downloadable)
    Accessible Parking Map (downloadable)

               Contact Parking Utility
               (573) 874-2489
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