WHEN CAN I APPEAL A PARKING TICKET?
You have the right to appeal your citation in seven (7) calendar days of issuance; you forfeit your right to appeal if you would like to appeal your citation, please email [email protected]. To appeal, please be sure to include your citation number, license plate, and a detailed explanation of your appeal. Please allow Parking Services 5-10 business days to view, research, and process your appeal.
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.