Parking

The City of Columbia provides parking opportunities for on-street, garage and lot parking open to visitors and locals alike. Visitors can easily use the Passport app to take care of payment at meters around town, or use 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 parkingservices@columbiasc.net, or calling 803-545-4015 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.)

Gated Facility Hourly Rates:

  • Minimum charge: $1.00
  • 1st half-hour: $1.00
  • 2nd half-hour: $1.00
  • Any portion of additional hour $1.00
  • Daily maximum $10.00

Accepted forms of payment: cash, credit card, coins

Meter Rates:

  • 4 minutes: $0.05
  • 8 minutes: $0.10
  • 20 minutes: $0.25
  • Maximum time is dependent on color of the meter:
    • Blue meters, 5 - 10 hours
    • Green meters, 2 hours
    • Silver meters, 1 hour
    • Red meters, 30 minutes
  • PassportParking Mobile Pay App: Download the PassportParking Mobile Pay application 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, plus 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.

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

Pay Station Rates:

  • 4 minutes: $0.05
  • 8 minutes: $0.10
  • 20 minutes: $0.25
  • Maximum time 5 hours

Accepted forms of payment: credit card, coins, City of Columbia parking smart cards, City of Columbia parking tokens

 

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. 

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 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 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 lower level