Parking to Support our Residents and Businesses

The City of Columbus, under the direction of the Redevelopment Commission, owns and operates two parking garages in downtown Columbus.   Hours of Operation and Parking Rates are detailed below.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available in both Jackson Street and Second Street Garages

The City of Columbus is encouraging owners of environmentally friendly EV cars to visit the downtown area while doing their part to help slow emissions into our environment. These units offer charging capability to many vehicle types, from the Chevy Volt to the Tesla.   Residents and visitors using our parking garages are welcome to use the charging stations for up to 2 hours at a time at no charge.  Violators will be towed at the owners expense.

Jackson Street Garage – Public Parking

Location: The corner of 4th Street and Jackson Street, downtown Columbus, IN
Entrance and Exit gates are located on Jackson Street between 4th and 5th Street

  • Garage equipped with automated gate entry system with pull ticket dispenser
  • Automated Pay Station located at exit gate

Hours of Operation:        Open 24 hours/ 7 days a week *

Daily Parking

Hours – 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Friday* (see daily parking rates)
After hours and weekends – Free

NOTE:  Top floor (roof) of parking garage CLOSED unless demand warrants reopening. Parking on all floors, other than the roof, is available 24/7.

Contact Garage Personnel for Parking Space Reservation Inquiries  812-372-2847

Daily Parking Rates

Time LimitRate
Up to 1 hourFREE
1-3 hours$1
3-5 hours$2
5-7 hours$3
7-9 hours$4
9-11 hours$5
Plenty of available public parking spaces

Monthly Parking Rates

Unreserved Parking$65
Reserved Parking$80

2nd Street Garage – Reserved Parking**

Location: On Jackson Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Columbus, IN

  • Entrances located off both 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Jackson and Brown Streets
  • Exit located ONLY on 2nd Street


Hours of Operation:  Open 24 hours/ 7 days a week*

Daily Parking Rates – not available (monthly parking passes only 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Monthly Parking Rates – Reserved for tenants of Cole Apartments and employees of Cummins, Inc.

**Open to Public (free) – Monday – Friday evenings and weekends 6:00 PM – 6:00 AM.

NOTE:  top floor (roof) of parking garage CLOSED unless demand warrants reopening. Parking on all floors, other than the roof, is available as outlined above.


Columbus has one additional downtown parking garage located between 6th and 7th Street, and Washington and Jackson Streets.  However, this garage is privately owned and operated by Cummins, Inc. and reserved for their employees ONLY.


123 Washington Street
Columbus, Indiana 47201
(812) 376-2547
Fax: (812) 375-2565
TDD: Call 711
Contact Us

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.