City Resources

City Parking Permits

Some property managers charge a monthly or annual fee for off-street parking. If your property manager does not provide parking spaces you may need to park your car on the street. Certain streets require a City Parking Permit, while others offer free parking.

A representative from the City of Columbus sells City Parking Permits to University area residents, mid-August at Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services (3106 Ohio Union 1739 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43210).

2019 City Parking Permit dates:

  • August 14th-16th from 9 am - 12 pm and 1-4 pm
  • August 19th-21st from 9 am - 12 pm and 1-4 pm

To buy a City Parking Permit, you will need:

  • Current Vehicle Registration and License Plate Number
  • Proof of Residency- Recent utility bill with your name and address, lease, or a notarized letter from your property manager (Please note that, in this situation, an internet bill is NOT a utility bill.)
  • Credit Card, Check or Money Order for Payment

Please arrive to check-in before 4:00 p.m., as the City of Columbus will leave our office AT 4:00 p.m. If you need additional information, contact the Parking Violations Complex at 614-645-6400 or visit the City's Parking website.

Columbus 311 Service Center

The City of Columbus Service Center provides a way for you, the resident, to submit a request for city services. The Service Center is the single point of contact for requesting all non-emergency City services and is available to residents, city businesses and visitors. If you have any questions or comments about city services, or if you want to submit a complaint or concern to the City of Columbus, visit or call 614-645-3111.

Street Sweeping

The City of Columbus provides street sweeping to many neighborhoods in the University area.  You could get a parking ticket if your car is parked on the street during street sweeping. For street sweeping information, including dates, times and areas, visit

Trash and Recycling Collection

The City of Columbus provides trash and recycling collection service to many University area neighborhoods. To find out your trash collection day, visit the City of Columbus Refuse website.  You can sign up for recycling collection reminders by visiting RecyColumbus.  If your property manager does not provide recycling, take your recycling to a nearby drop-off location.

Trash must be bagged and tied before you place it in your trash container. This prevents litter and rodents and is required by Columbus City Code. Trash outside your trash container will not be collected. Recycling should be placed in the blue recycling containers. Your blue recycling container will not be collected if you place non-recyclable trash in your blue container. The City of Columbus has an interactive search tool, called the Waste Wizard, to lookup if certain disposable items are recyclable. Bulk trash is collected upon request only.

For more information, resources, and frequently asked questions on recycling in the on and off-campus areas, visit the Facilities Operations and Development webpage.

If you have bulk trash that does not fit in your trash container, call the City's 311 Service Center at 614-645-3111 or check out the "My Columbus" mobile app to schedule a pick-up of bulk items. The best option for disposing of large items in good condition is to give them to a friend or charitable organization. Contact Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services if you would like to donate clothes, furniture or large items.

Be a good neighbor, properly store trash and recycling containers during the week.

Football Saturday Parking Restrictions

Some streets in the University area prohibit parking on football Saturdays (home football games).  Check street signs before parking. Here are some resources offering insight on parking for home football games:

  • CampusParc offers specific lots and garages available for customer parking.
  • The Ohio State Athletics Department has maps and information ready to go!