Please note that the City of Columbus has made a few changes to the parking code. The most significant is part of the 72 hour rule, that your vehicle must be moved at least 75 feet as well. This is intended to curb the issue with non functioning vehicles being moved only inches by the owner in order to avoid being ticketed. The thought is that it would be far too much trouble to move a non functioning vehicle at least 75 feet every three days. It was also noted by the City of Columbus in a Facebook post that due to the amount of streets in our city that a neighbor would likely need to call your vehicle in to Parking Violations in order for a staff member to come out and mark the vehicle. What many residents are suggesting is to get out and meet your neighbors and share information with them when you plan to leave your vehicle in one location for more than three days (for example, when you go on vacation longer than three days). Maybe consider having a neighbor move your vehicle for you in those instances, just in case.
Below is the text from the City of Columbus about the parking code changes
The Columbus Parking Code was recently updated to improve citizen access and safety, and new rules are now in effect across the City. There are four specific changes that the Department of Public Service would like to bring to the attention of our residents and guests.
1. Overtime Parking
When parking on a street, make sure to pay attention to the posted time restrictions. If you vehicle stays longer than the allotted time or does not move at least 75 feet it will be subject to a $30 ticket.
(Code Section 2151.26)
2. Individual Parking Spaces
Pay close attention to parking space markers when parking on a public street. Spaces may be marked by meters, signage or pavement markings. Failing to park within the boundaries of a parking space is a violation and you will be subjected to a $47 ticket.
(Code Section 2105.16)
3. 72 Hour Rule
No vehicle may remain parked on a City street for more than 72 consecutive hours. If the vehicle remains in the same location and has not moved more than 75 feet it will be in violation and subject to a $30 ticket.
(Code Section 2151.09)
4. Failure to Display
For designated handicap parking spaces on public streets, the required handicap parking placards or license plates must be properly displayed when parked in a handicap space. Failure to do so will come with two fines. For failure to display the vehicle will be ticketed $50 and for illegally parking in a handicap space the vehicle will also be subject to a $500 ticket.
(Code Section 2151.21 & 2151.01Z)
Follow these simple guidelines and stay worry free about receiving a parking ticket. Should you have any questions or comments feel free to visit our webpage or send us an email.
Parking Violations Bureau
2700 Impound Lot Road
Columbus, OH 43207
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