Upon the onset of COVID-19 in March, Columbia’s Parking Service Division suspended parking operations in support of social distancing as well as the anticipated economic impact on our local businesses & community. This suspension included, gates being raised at City Parking Facilities as well as complimentary on-street parking. The City of Columbia Parking Service Division announced that it will begin the reactivation of parking enforcement beginning May 18. The detailed, phased approach was created to be business friendly and allow for proper turnover of parking. Enforcement had been limited to investigation of complaints; however parking complaints and alleged code violations have increased in the city’s downtown districts. Enforcement will continue enforcement of rules dealing with safety, such as parking in front of fire hydrants, blocked driveways and alleys, and ADA violations.