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Parkmobile USA, Inc.

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ParkColumbus Parking – Find Parking in Columbus
A Smarter Way to Park
Parkmobile USA, Inc.

The ParkColumbus app, powered by ParkMobile, gives you a smarter way to park in Columbus. Easily pay for on-street and off-street parking right from your mobile device. You can also reserve parking ahead of time in lots, garages, venues, airports, and universities across the country. You can use the ParkColumbus app in over 370 other cities across the country, including New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and more.

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
• Use ParkMobile in over 3000 locations coast-to-coast including venues, airports, and universities

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 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
• Touch the “Stop” button to end your active parking session

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 your 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 including PayPal, Visa Checkout, ApplePay, MasterPass, ChasePay, and most major credit cards

About ParkMobile

Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of parking payment solutions in the United States, helping over 13 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 200,000 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:
Video Tutorials:

What’s New

Version 9.17.3

• iOS Keychain support
• Displaying accepted payment methods available at our parking locations
• Spanish language experience
• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11.9K Ratings

11.9K Ratings

Casebug ,

Doesn’t even work.

I was moving into my new apartment and left my car parked in one of the spots below my garage so my parents could park in my spot to move me in. I used this app thinking I’d be fine for the 3 hour limit since it’s posted all over the garage to use it (the garage is park place Columbus connected to the Wilson place on OSU campus). I go out when I have about 5 minutes left on my meter to move my car back to my spot and I see a parking ticket on my window for $20. Apparently the app and garage do not communicate properly when people pay for their parking. Not worth my time and money to use if it’s not going to actually work.

Developer Response ,

I apologize for the inconvenience. We will need to investigate further and in order to do so we will need additional information from you. Please follow up with us at and we will assist you right away.

Runnric ,

Short North Parking

First off this company(park mobile) lost a bunch of our emails and passwords in a breach earlier this year. Beyond that, they partner with cities to create an awful parking experience.

Specifically here in Columbus:
The use of this app and the new parking rules in the short north are harmful to everyone. An area known for its bars and restaurants now limits you to a 3 hour parking limit that requires you to move your car to a new zone (not even new spot) after your limit expires. You also can not park after 10pm which effects workers and patrons of the establishments. Definitely can not have a drink with a meal or go out for drinks when you are forced to drive every three hours to find a new spot. Let alone feeling rushed at dinner to go move your car. Why would I want to visit friends who live in the area or go out when the parking situation is now worse than before? I’d appreciate if the developer of this app would make known the frustrations of its users to the Columbus parking authorities. You obviously work for the parking authority so please make them aware of our frustrations.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback! I definitely understand your frustrations, however, it sounds as if your issues are with the Parking Authority in your area and not that the app is actually not malfunctioning for you. If there is a specific issue that you have experienced where the app did not allow you to initiate a parking session or things of that nature, please email us at Thank you!

ikwik76 ,

Not a good fit for couriers...

Mandatory minimum times is ok, but not if I cant “leave” or park at more than one spot. As a courier who may only be at a place for a few minutes and then needs to pay for parking at another location this is not an option you can use. Pay to park for a minimum of 30min and you can not use it to park again for at least 30min but may need to pay to park 2-3 or even more in this time frame.

Update.... Parkmobile recommends I contact the owner of the spot and completely missed the point of my post. Furthermore I have found that this is clearly a designed part of the app as they include the topic in their faq where they simply( summarized) state you cannot pay to park at two locations at one time. This is the flaw I mentioned in giving my review and I stand by it.

Developer Response ,

I am sorry for your frustration. Unfortunately, the parking times and cost are configured by our clients, as we are simply facilitating the transaction. I strongly encourage you to reach out to the owner of the parking space and let them know that you would like different options with your parking.

App Privacy

The developer, Parkmobile USA, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • User Content
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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