WHEN CAN I APPEAL A PARKING TICKET?
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.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPEAL?
To appeal a parking ticket, please visit the Parking Customer Service Office at 820 Washington Street or email [email protected]. If the ticket is ruled 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.
WHAT IF A METER IS BROKEN?
Malfunctioning Meters: Parking Meters are re-calibrated regularly. However, there is an occasional malfunction. To report a malfunctioning meter, please contact the City of Columbia Parking Services at 803-545-4015. If a citation has been received at a malfunctioning meter, the citation will be waived. If the meter is found to be properly functioning, payment will be required. Malfunctioning meters must be reported to Parking Services within two business days of the citation issue date. The parking citation number or the specific meter number in question will need to be provided to Parking Services staff.