Columbia City Council Approves Program Allowing Non-Public Safety Parking Tickets To Be Paid
Aug 12, 2019

The Columbia City Council unanimously voted in favor of allowing parking tickets issued between August 7, 2019 and August 21, 2019, to be paid with the donation of school supplies. The school supplies that are taken in by the city through the program will be donated to the organization Ynotu2 to be delivered to families and children across the Midlands.  

Only non-public safety citations may be satisfied through this program. Traffic & moving violations including: handicap parking, residential parking permits, parking improperly, parking in a “No Parking” area, parking a bus or taxi zone, double parking, blocking the side walk, loading zones and reserved parking only spaces, are excluded. Those who have a parking infraction that meets the specified qualifications in the City of Columbia can satisfy the ticket by bringing in new, unwrapped school supplies of equal or greater value to their fine to the Parking Services Office at 820 Washington Street from 8:30-5:30pm, Monday-Friday.  

School supplies being accepted include: 

  • Pencils  

  • Pens 

  • Erasers 

  • Index cards

  • Dry erase markers  

  • Copy paper  

  • Rulers 

  • Post-it notes  

  • Scissors 

  • Loose-leaf notebook paper (wide ruled or college ruled)  

  • Notebooks (composition or spiral)  

For more information, please contact the City of Columbia Parking Services at (803) 545-4015.