The City of Columbia Parking Services Department is now taking online payments for parking citations. Just follow this link to the payment site:

Note: To continue to provide our customers the ability to make electronic payments, the City of Columbia has partnered with South Carolina Interactive, a third party working with the City to bring you these expanded methods of payments. The total price which will be charged to you for your payment includes funds used to develop, maintain, enhance and expand the electronic payment service they are offering. The total amount will be shown on the payment site you will be directed to later in this process. If you do not wish to use their services, you can pay the City directly by other traditional methods like cash or check.

MAIL: Parking tickets are issued with a convenient, easy-to-pay, return envelope. If you do not have the designated parking ticket return envelope, please mail your payment to City of Columbia Parking, Post Office Box 7997, Columbia, South Carolina 29202-7997.

IN PERSON: The City of Columbia offers several locations for making parking payments in person:
City of Columbia Payment Center
1136 Washington Street (corner Main & Washington)
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: 803-545-3362
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Parking Services Department Customer Center
820 Washington Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-545-4015
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Night Depository: There is a drop box on the Washington Street side of the building at 1136 Washington Street. You must include your ticket, summons or final notice in the envelope with your payment. If you no longer have the ticket, summons or final notice, you must indicate the appropriate vehicle license plate number on your check. Also, include your current address and telephone number in case we have problems identifying your payment. Do not place cash in the Night Depository.
BY PHONE: To protect the security of your credit card, the City cannot accept credit card payments by phone.
WEB PAYMENTS:  Follow this link to the payment center for parking citations:
WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED? Cash , checks, money orders, bank checks and credit cards are accepted. The City of Columbia does not accept third party checks, or checks written without the bank's preprinted account and individual information. All checks and money orders should be made payable to "City of Columbia". Do not send cash in the mail.
HOW DO I PAY A LOST TICKET?   If a citation has been lost, payment can be made by providing the associated vehicle license tag number.


A $10 late fee is added to tickets unpaid after thirty days. After 60 days, the total amount that remains outstanding, including late fees, doubles. To find out how much is owed on cited vehicles, please call (803) 545-4015.