Using this interactive parking map by the City of Columbia makes parking a breeze in the capital city. Not to mention, if you come across an open meter spot, you can easily use the Passport app to take care of payment. Or use that extra cash, coins, and credit cards at pay stations for garage parking. Peep below for some more helpful hints to get you started! 

(You can find more information about the parking services department by visiting their website, sending an e-mail to, or calling 803-545-4015 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.)

Meter Rates:

4 minutes: $0.05

8 minutes: $0.10

20 minutes: $0.25

Maximum time is dependent on the color of the meter:

  • Blue meters, 5 - 10 hours
  • Green meters, 2 hours
  • Silver meters, 1 hour
  • Red meters, 30 minutes

Accepted forms of payment: Passport app, coins, City of Columbia parking smart cards, City of Columbia parking tokens

PassportParking Mobile Pay App

Download the PassportParking Mobile Pay app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. You'll find a zone sticker on your meter. Simply enter your zone number and you'll be able to pay for your expected time, and add time to your meter, from any location. Once you have reached the maximum time, you may not re-feed the meter. You must move your vehicle.

Check out where to park in garages and lots at the city-owned locations below, or pull up this illustrated map, provided by the City of Columbia. 

Garages & Public Parking Lots

Main Street District

Lady St. Deck

1100 Lady St.

Gated facility with hourly ticked parking

PJ Cannon Deck

1227 Taylor St.

Non-gated facility with pay station parking on level 1 and level 1 ramp

Sumter St. Deck

1400 Sumter Street

Gated facility with hourly ticketed parking on levels 1B through 4A

Sumter St. Surface Lot

1700 Sumter St.

Metered parking within the lot

Taylor St. Deck

1600 Assembly St.

Metered parking available on level 1A

Washington St. Deck

1100 Washington St.

Non-gated facility with metered parking available on level 1A and level 1B


The Vista

Lincoln St. Deck

820 Washington St.

Gated facility with hourly ticketed parking

Park St. Deck

1007 Park St.

Gated Facility with hourly ticketed parking


Five Points

Devine St. Lot

2126 Devine St.

Complimentary visitor parking after 6 p.m. Monday - Friday, and on weekends

Five Points Surface Lot

727 Harden St.

Metered parking available within the lot

Pavillion St. Surface Lot

812 Pavillion St.

Complimentary visitor parking Monday - Sunday 


Arsenal Hill

Arsenal Hill Deck

1812 Lincoln St.

Metered parking available on the lower level

AB Variation: