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About this app

The ParkColumbus app, powered by ParkMobile, provides a convenient way to pay for parking in Columbus, Ohio, using your mobile phone. Registering is free and takes less than two minutes to join. The ParkColumbus app takes the stress out of parking. No more searching for coins. No worries about an out-of-service parking meter. With the ParkColumbus app, starting your parking session takes just a few seconds.

Why Use ParkColumbus?

• Skip the meter and easily pay for parking from your mobile device
• Extend your parking duration remotely from the app
• Get alerts so you know when your parking session is going to expire
• Reserve parking spots ahead of time to save time and money
• Track parking expenses and easily export for expense reimbursements

How to Set Up Your Account

• Download the ParkColumbus app and create an account with your email address and password
• Enter your license plate number and the state where your vehicle is registered
• Add your method of payment and start using the ParkColumbus app

How It Works

On-Street and Off-Street Parking:
• Enter the zone number on the posted signs or decals around the meter
• Select the amount of time you want to park and confirm your information
• Touch the “Start Parking” button to begin your parking session
• Extend time in the app if you are running late

Parking Reservations:
• Search for the area where you want to park and select the specific parking location
• Choose the date/time and complete your reservation
• Follow the instructions in your confirmation to redeem at the parking facility

App Features
• Customizable notifications delivered via email, text, and/or app
• Save your favorite parking locations for next time
• Store up to five cars in your account
• “Find my car” feature directs you back to the location where you parked
• Turn-by-turn directions to the parking garage where you reserved your spot
• Multiple payment methods available

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of parking payment solutions in the United States, helping over 25 million people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking from their mobile devices.

Looking for Help?

At ParkMobile, we’re serious about customer service. We process over 350,000 parking transactions every day and we know that every now and then, something might go wrong. If you have an issue, we will do everything we can to make it right. Our customer service is 24/7/365. If you need help, here’s how to get in touch with us:

Online Help Center:
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Updated on
Mar 23, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 4 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

457 reviews
David MacLuna
August 9, 2022
The only reason to use this is because there's no other choice. There's an additional transaction fee on every session, there's a 30 or 40 minute (depending on location) minimum parking time and there's very little in the way of managing your parking -no way to end a session early or transfer your time to a new location, for example. The only saving grace is that it complicates checking for expired time by the City - really improves the chance and frequency of people not paying at all.
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A Google user
November 26, 2019
Tried to use the app with a new vehicle, and after manually entering the new plates, my parking spot was assigned to my old vehicle. Called the Parking Services office, whose number is listed in the app. They claimed to "know nothing about the app" and told me they have no control over anything in the app, and directed me to ParkMobile. ParkMobile's number is an automated menu that offers no help whatsoever. Definitely the most flawed parking arrangement I've seen in a city.
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February 18, 2021
Pretty bad app. Takes WAY TOO LONG to enter a plate or add a payment option. Speaking of, it allows you to choose PayPal as a payment option, has you enter all your information, plates etc. Then you go to click on Start Parking and it's "oh sorry that meter doesn't take PayPal" Hot Trash. Gave it 2 stars only because in the end, with a credit card that I DIDN'T want to use, it worked.
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What's new

We’re frequently updating the app to give you the best parking experience. This update includes:
• Creating a new account just got simpler with Google Sign On! To access existing account details, continue signing in with your ParkMobile account email and password.
• We're happy to now offer GPay as a payment option where accepted. Start parking without needing to manually enter your card details. Save time and get to your destination faster!