Parking & Transit

Walk, Bus, Drive, Rideshare, Scoot, Bike, Skip. You can do it all here in the Short North Arts District.

Visiting the Short North Arts District is easier and safer than it has ever been. Come for the art, come to hop, come to dine, come to shop, come to celebrate. No matter what brings you here or how you get here, we look forward to seeing you. Download the Parking + Transit Guide.

Start your Short North Safe visit by parking in 9,000 parking spaces in a safe, clean, and contactless way. 

Click here for a printable version of our Parking + Transit Guide


Whether you park in a garage, at a meter, or on the street, safety is the top priority:

  • Download the ParkColumbus App for completely contactless payment when parking at one of the 680 meters or one of the 6,000 on-street spaces
  • Find and reserve your parking in the ParkColumbus App before you drive; just open the app to see available spaces where you can reserve your spot and route directly to it (includes information about ADA accessible and electric vehicle spaces)
  • See how many metered spots are available in the ParkColumbus App before you drive; just open the app to see how many spaces are estimated to be available
    • Green-colored estimates indicate there are many metered spaces available in an area; orange-colored estimates indicate there are some metered spaces in an area; red-colored estimates indicate there are few metered spaces in an area
  • Parking meters in the Short North Arts District are sanitized daily by the Short North Ambassadors
  • The On-Street Parking Validation Program is now contactless! Read below for more information
  • Over 2,250 garage parking spots are in facilities that frequently sanitize all common touch points
  • Parking ticket? There are new options available to contest your ticket here

Learn more about parking in the Short North Arts District, using the ParkColumbus App, and the District’s four garages on YouTube.

Meters & On-Street Parking

Download the ParkColumbus App to your smartphone or mobile device through Google Play or the App Store before your visit to make your trip a breeze and truly contactless. Once you arrive, use the app to pay for parking at meters and on side streets.

The app allows you to save multiple credit/debit cards and multiple license plates to your account, and now prompts you to confirm which license plate you wish to use during your parking session.

You can also still pay for parking at over 680 meters by card or coin, or pay by phone to park on the District’s side streets by calling (877) 727.5970. All meters are sanitized by the Short North Ambassadors in case you pay by card or coin.

All meter parking is free after 10:00pm every day and all day on Sundays. All on-street parking is free from 8:00am-10:00pm on Sundays and city-recognized holidays. Additional green-colored 30-minute meters have been installed to make it easier to quickly pick up orders from your favorite retailer or restaurant. These meters limit people to park for 30 minutes or less when visiting.

Residents, business owners, and employees are eligible for parking permits. Visit to find what’s available for you.

On-Street Parking Validation Program

Visitors can use the ParkColumbus App at metered and on-street parking spots and save $1. Here’s how to get a unique complimentary validation code in advance and save it in your ParkColumbus app:

  1. Get a unique validation code at to get discounted parking on your next visit to the Short North Arts District
  2. Open the ParkColumbus app on your mobile device
  3. Click the "More" icon, then click "Promotion Codes"
  4. Click "Add a promotion code" (Apple) or the blue "plus" circle icon in the bottom right corner (Android)
  5. Enter your unique validation code and click "Save"
Once your complimentary unique validation code is saved, it will automatically be applied the next time you start parking using the ParkColumbus app for contactless parking during your Short North Safe visit!
Forgot to get a unique complimentary validation code before your visit? Here's how to get one when you're parking during your Short North Safe visit:
  1. Park in the Short North Arts District at any meter or on-street parking spot using the ParkColumbus App
  2. Get a unique validation code at to get discounted parking in the Short North Arts District
  3. Click “Enter Promo Code” on your ParkColumbus App parking session
  4. Enter the Promo Code
  5. Start Parking!
Garage Parking Validation Program

Visitors can park in one of four Short North Arts District garages and pay only $1 for the first hour. Here’s how:

  1. Park in any of the three participating garages
  2. Shop at any 135+ participating Short North Arts District Arts District business
  3. Get a garage validation sticker from the business with purchase
  4. Use your garage validation sticker when leaving the District to pay only $1 for your first hour of parking

Participating Garages

The Castle: 965 N. High St | The Hub: 26 E. Hubbard Ave | The Joseph: 53 W. Russell St | Lincoln at Pearl: 40 E. Lincoln St

Participating Businesses

43 Homes | Alexanders Jewelers | AMD Services | Ampersand Asian Supper Club | Bakersfield | Bennie's Salon | Bernard’s Tavern | Black Brick | Brandt-Roberts Galleries | Brassica | C. Krueger’s | Chipotle | Clover on High | Columbus Eyeworks | Columbus Running Company | CorePower Yoga | Danceville, USA | Del Mar SoCal Kitchen | Donatos | First Commonwealth Bank | Forno Kitchen + Bar | Glean | Global Gifts | Goody Boy | Hai Poke | Hammond Harkins Gallery | Happy Go Lucky Home + Her | Happy Little Treats | Heartfelt Yoga | Heyman Talent | High Street Tattoo | HOMAGE | Hubbard Grille | Jolie Occasions | Karavan Treasures | Koulian Jewelers | Ladybird | Lindsay Gallery | Local Cantina | Macaron Bar | Magnolia Thuderpussy | Mallory Lane Salon | Marcia Evans Gallery | Mukha Spa | Northstar Cafe | (Not) Sheep Gallery | On Paper | One Line Coffee | Paradise Garage Bicycles | phia salon | Pizzuti Collection | Press Grill | Prologue Bookshop | Pursuit | Quinci Emporium | Red Giraffe Designs | Roche Bobois | Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop | rose bredl flowers + garden | rowe | Salons at High and Hubbard | Salon Lofts | Samson...A Men’s Emporium | SeeSaw | Sevell + Sevell | Sharon Weiss Gallery | Shaw Funeral Home | Sherrie Gallerie | Shruthi Beauty | Simply Rolled Ice Cream | Short North Food Hall | Short North Piece of Cake | Short North Pint House | Short North Stage | Sole Classics | Standard Hall | Star Jewelers on High | Store 5a | Studios on High Gallery | Tenfold | The Alibi Bourbon & Cocktail Lounge | The Candle Lab | The Eagle | The Guild House | The Happy Greek | The Lamp Shade | The Lox Bagel Shop | The Optical. Co | The Paper Daisy | The UPS Store | The W Nail Bar | TORSO | Vamp Official | Verizon | Union Café | Warby Parker | Waxxpot | Wine on High | ZenCha Tea Salon | Zest Juice Co.

Public Garages & Surface Lots

There are several Public Parking Garages in the Short North Arts District – five of them are brand new and contain an additional 2,250 spots. They are spread out and conveniently located throughout the District, offering hourly, daily, or monthly payment options.

Each garage is increasing daily sanitation of common touch points in their facilities. Please note the Goodale Garage is currently closed for public parking. 

Electric vehicle? Park Here: the Hub Garage has two EV stations and the Joseph Garage has one Tesla Supercharger and one EV station.

Resident Parking

Resident Permits

You can apply for your annual resident permit online at Eligible addresses can apply for one permit per licensed driver, up to two permits per address. For eligible addresses needing additional permits, an appeal can be filed. Permits are $25 each and exempt you from time limits and payments in your permit zone.

Download the Resident Parking Guide here or visit for step-by-step instructions on applying for and using your resident permit.

Annual Guest Permits

Guest permits are $25 each and good for one year. They enable you to add one license plate to your online account at a time, exempting the vehicle from the posted time limits and payments in your permit zone.

Download the Resident Parking Guide here or visit for step-by-step instructions on applying for and using your annual guest permit.

24-Hour Guest Passes

Guest passes are free to request and enable you or your guest to pay $3 and park in an on-street subzone within your permit zone for 24 hours. Residents can request up to 300 guest passes per year.

Download the Resident Parking Guide here or visit for step-by-step instructions on requesting and using 24-hour guest passes.

Permit Zones

Download a map of Short North Arts District permit zones here.


There are several valet stations throughout the Short North Arts District. The fast and friendly valets at each and any of the stands will handle your parking needs regardless of your destination.

Location: 811 Highland St (Basi Italia)
Valet parking offered: T-S, 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Location: 620 N. High St (Le Meridien, The Joseph Hotel)
Valet parking offered: Daily, 24 hours; transient rate starting at $10, overnight rate of $30

Location: 641 N. High St (Marcella's, The Pearl, and Lemongrass)
Valet parking offered: S-Th, 5:00pm – 11:00pm; F-S, 5:00pm – 1:00am

Location: 569 N. High St (Hyde Park)
Valet parking offered: Su, 4:30pm – 9:30pm; M-Th, 4:30pm – 10:00pm; F-S, 4:30pm – 12:00am

Location: 570 N. High St (Black Point)
Valet parking offered: Su, 4:30pm – 9:30pm; M-Th, 4:30pm – 10:00pm; F-S, 4:30pm – 12:00am

Location: 501 N. High St (Hampton Inn & Suites)
Valet parking offered: Daily, 24 hours

Location: 445 N. High St (Martini Modern Italian)
Valet parking offered: Daily, 6:00pm – 12:00am

Location: 401 N. High St (Hilton Columbus Downtown)
Valet parking offered: Daily, 24 hours; $24 a day



There are over a dozen ways to get here including by bus, bike, rideshare, and walking. Each can be used in a clean way to ensure a Short North Safe visit. Choose your favorite and we’ll see you soon!

Bus: The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

With over 40 routes serving the Greater Columbus area, your travels here by bus can prove economical and a safe way to travel to and from the District:

  • Bus stops are sanitized three to six times daily throughout the Short North Arts District
  • Many routes have been altered due to COVID changes
  • All riders are required to wear a mask while riding any COTA bus
  • The CBUS Downtown Circulator is currently not operating

Find out more about routes, riding safely, and COTA at

Bike & Ebike

Have you your own? Ride it. We’re bike-friendly and our roads show it with Sharrows and dedicated lanes. We have bike racks at virtually every block along High Street. these are sanitized daily by the Short North Ambassadors. There are also covered parking and bike repair stations at Goodale Street and Park Street and at the North Market on Spruce Street.

Want to rent a ride for the day? Use CoGo, a transportation service powered by Lyft, that has both dockless ebikes with pedal assist technology and docking stations peppered throughout Columbus, several of which are in the Short North Arts District. CoGo offers bikes for everything from daily use to annual memberships. High contact surfaces on bikes will be disinfected each time they arrive in our depot. High contact surfaces on vans used to transport vehicles will also be disinfected at the start of each shift. Find out more about CoGo at


Do you need to borrow a car for an hour a day? Zipcar can take care of that along with the insurance, gas, and maintenance, plus you’ll enjoy a dedicated parking spot.

Zipcar has enhanced their cleaning protocols. All drivers are to use zipcars for essential use only, washing hands before use and sanitizing surfaces before and after use. 

Reserve online or through the app, and pick up your Zipcar at our dedicated Zipcar parking station on West Hubbard and High. Find out more about Zipcar at


Rideshare services like Uber, Lyft, and Yellow Cab have made getting to the Short North Arts District easier than ever before. Each service has implemented their own standards for cleaning and safety procedures. Download their apps and learn more about their cleaning and safety procedures.


Several local taxi companies regularly serve the Short North Arts District. Give them a call or hail a ride while you're here.

Yellow Cab Columbus: (614) 444.4444
Orange Cab: (614) 414.0000
ACME Taxi: (614) 777.7777
Blue Cab: (614) 236.4444


Walking is the best way to appreciate all the locally owned small businesses, galleries, dining options, and entertainment venues that make the Short North Arts District so unique. When planning your visit to the Short North Arts District, click here to follow tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, ensure the health of yourself, employees, and other visitors, and make your visit Short North Safe.

We’re just finishing up our Streetscape Improvement Project, which will make it all the easier to enjoy the iconic permanent murals, the Temporary Mural Series, the Short North Arts District Arches, and other unexpected works of art around virtually every corner.

Employee Mobility Discounts

The Short North Alliance has worked with employers throughout the District to offer employees discounted use of alternative transit options to and from work. These options include CoGo, Lyft, Lime, and Bird. If you are an employee at a Short North Arts District business and are interested in receiving a discount on these services, talk to your employer or email


Help & Feedback

The City of Columbus has a new parking demand management program in the Short North Arts District, which means things can change based on feedback. If there is something into which you would like the City to look, email or leave feedback here.

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