All parking tickets should be appealed before the original due date of that ticket. Some exceptions are made for extenuating circumstances. The original due date is 30 days after the ticket is issued.
To appeal a parking ticket, you must first visit our Parking Customer Service Office at 820 Washington Street or email us at [email protected]. If the ticket is ruled to be valid, and you wish to appeal further, you must contact the City of Columbia Municipal Court, located at 811 Washington Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. or call the Court at 803-545-4042.
Malfunctioning Meters: Parking Meters are re calibrated regularly. However, there is an occasional malfunction. To report a malfunctioning meter, contact City of Columbia Parking 803-545-4015. If you have been ticketed at a meter that is found to be malfunctioning, you will not be responsible for the payment of that parking ticket. If the meter is found to be properly functioning, you will be responsible for the payment of that ticket. You must report the meter to be malfunctioning within two business days of the parking ticket issue date. You must have the specific parking ticket number or the specific meter number in question when you call or come by the office.
If you need additional information, contact Parking Services at (803) 545-4015.