NOTICE: The City of Columbus Parking Violations Bureau will be open special hours on Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for motorists whose cars are towed for illegal parking before and during OSU's home football games.
- Sunday, September 8
- Sunday, September 22
- Sunday, September 29
- Sunday, October 20
- Sunday, October 27
- Sunday, November 24
How to Use the City's Newest Parking Meters
New Parking Meter Card Overview
Click here for a map to the Parking Violations Bureau
Automated Information Line
Information about parking tickets, vehicle impoundment and more is available by calling the PVB automated information line at (614) 645-6400. If you believe your vehicle has been towed, you may call the line to see if it is in our impoundment lot.
Paying Your Ticket
You must pay within ten (10) calendar days of the date on the ticket or a $15.00 penalty is added. If the ticket is still not paid within 30 days of the penalty being added, an additional $20.00 penalty is added. You may pay by cash, check, money order, credit or debit card (Visa, Master Card or Discover), see below for options.
Click here to pay your parking tickets on-line. You will need the parking ticket number or your license plate number.
Make your check or money order payable to Columbus City Treasurer (DO NOT SEND CASH!) and send to:
City of Columbus
Parking Violations Bureau
2700 Impound Lot Rd.
Columbus, OH 43207
Be sure to include the ticket number or the vehicle license plate on your check or money order.
Payments are accepted at the Parking Violations Bureau; 2700 Impound Lot Rd.; Columbus, Ohio 43207. (Map of our Location)
HOURS: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., closed Sundays.
Closed Holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
We will be open on Veterans Day.
Call (614) 645-6400 to pay by phone with a credit or debit card only. You will need your parking ticket number.
How can I contest a ticket?
You must contest a ticket within ten (10) calendar days from the issue date of the ticket. If you do not contest your parking ticket or payment is not received within ten (10) days, the first penalty will be added to the amount that is due. You may either contest the ticket using the link below, in writing, by U.S. mail to the address below, or by completing a form in person at the Parking Violations Bureau; 2700 Impound Lot Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43207
If after review, you still believe there is an error, you may request a personal hearing.
Click here to contest a ticket or request a hearing online.
Please note: After the receipt of your request, you will receive a response by U.S. Mail only of the next procedural steps.
Click here for more information about Columbus Parking Tickets