Below is a list of all the parking garages operated by the City of Columbia. For availability information on monthly parking, please contact the Parking Services office at [email protected], or (803) 545-4015.



Arsenal Hill - 1812 Lincoln St.
Visitor Parking: metered on lower level





Devine St. - 2221 Devine St. 
Details Coming Soon 




Lady St. - 1100 Lady St. 
Visitor Parking: gated & ticketed (hourly rates apply)




Lincoln St. - 820 Washington St. 
Visitor Parking: gated & ticketed (hourly rates apply)




Park St. - 1007 Park St. 
Visitor Parking: gated & ticketed (hourly rates apply)




PJ Cannon - 1227 Taylor St. 
Visitor Parking: level 1 & ramp, pay by space paystation




Sumter St. - 1400 Sumter St.
Visitor Parking: gated & ticketed (hourly rates apply)



Taylor St. - 1600 Assembly St. 
Visitor Parking: metered on lower level



Washington St. - 1100 Washington St. 
Visitor Parking: pay by plate paystation




Gated Garage / Ticketed Visitor Parking Rates: 

1st Half-hour: $1.00

2nd Half-hour: $1.00

Each additional hour: $1.00

Daily maximum: $10.00

Accepted forms of payment: cash, credit card

Metered Parking Rates:

4 min. for $0.05

8 min. for $0.10

20 min. for $0.25

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

Pay Station Parking Rates: 

Pay by Space- PJ Cannon 1227 Taylor St. 

4 min. for $0.05

8 min. for $0.10

20 min. for $0.25

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

Pay by Plate - Washington St.1100 Washington St. 

1st Half-hour: $1.00

2nd Half-hour: $1.00

Each additional hour: $1.00

Daily maximum: $10.00

Accepted forms of payment: cash, credit card (with extend by phone mobile option), validation coupons

Pay by Space- PJ Cannon 1227 Taylor St. 


Step 1: Look for Your Space Number

 Please make note of your space number. 

Step 2: Enter Your Space Number

After certain periods of inactivity you may need to wake up the machine. This is to conserve energy. To do this, press any button on the keypad. The next screen will ask you to enter the space number that was listed on the signage by the parking space.

Step 3: "Purchase Ticket" or "Add More Time"

You will then be given two options: 1) Purchase Ticket or 2) Add More Time. If you are initially purchasing time for your space, press 1; if you would like to add more time to a space you are already paying for, press 2.

Step 4: Insert Payment
Accepted forms of payment to purchase time: credit card, coins, City of Columbia parking smart cards, City of Columbia parking tokens. If you’re using the coin payment option, just add coins until the desired time is reached. If you are using a credit or debit card, insert the card and remove quickly. Then press 1 to add time or choose the maximum time allowed. Once the desired time has been reached, hit OK to finalize the transaction.

Another feature is the ability to pay by using a City of Columbia smart card. For information on City of Columbia Smart Cards, visit: https://columbiasc.gov/parking/smart-cards-tokens  

Passport Parking App: Another feature is the ability to pay by phone using a smart phone. For information on setting up the Passport Parking App, visit: https://www.passportparking.com/ 

 Step 5: Optional Receipt 

When the transaction is complete, you will be asked if you’d like a receipt. If you would like a receipt for personal or business records choose “OK." If you do not need a receipt choose “cancel.” After you have chosen, your transaction will be complete.

Pay by Plate - Washington St.1100 Washington St. 



 

Step 1: Visitor Space are located on level 1a and 1b 

Please make note of the pay stations located on each level. 

Step 2: Enter Your Vehicle Licence Plate Number

After certain periods of inactivity you may need to wake up the machine. This is to conserve energy. To do this, press [OK] on the keypad. The next screen will ask you to enter your vehicle licence plate number.

Step 3: "Purchase Ticket" or "Add More Time"

You will then be given two options: 1) Purchase Ticket or 2) Add More Time. If you are initially purchasing time for your space, press 1; if you would like to add more time to a space you are already paying for, press 2.

Step 4: Insert Payment

If provided with a coupon code from a business or employer, select the appropriate option with the desired length of time and enter validation code.  If you are not using a validation coupon code, press 1 for cash/credit. Here you may use cash,debit or credit card to purchase time.

 If you are using a credit or debit card, insert the card and remove quickly. Then press 1 to add time or choose the maximum time allowed. Once the desired time has been reached, hit OK to finalize the transaction.

Step 5: Optional Receipt is available

When the transaction is complete, you will be asked if you’d like a receipt. If you would like a receipt for personal or business records choose “OK." If you do not need a receipt choose “cancel.” After you have chosen, your transaction will be complete. If by accident you press cancel, you can notify our office and a receipt can be printed for you.

*Adding More Time

If you paid with a credit card you will receive the option to Extend-by-Phone using your mobile device. You will receive a text message close to the expiry time. You can reply with a text message indicating the number of minutes to be added to your extended parking.


The City also rents parking in lots on the 1700 block of Sumter Street and on Devine Street one block east of Harden Street in Five Points. Email [email protected], or call 545-4015 for information on availability of spaces.

Sumter St. lot - 1700 Sumter St.

Visitor Parking: metered

Devine St. lot - 2126 Devine St. 

Visitor Parking: Mon-Fri after 6pm, weekends


Additional surface lot parking  *monthly parking not available / visitor parking only

Pavillion St. lot - 800 block of Pavillion St.

Visitor Parking: all spaces complimentary for daily/temporary parking only

Five Points lot - 700 block of Harden St.  

Closed for parking revitalization