Booting and Tickets

Columbus GA Code of Ordinances

The Parking Division at METRA enforces all parking ordinances which can be found in the Columbus Code of Ordinances. »» Parking Ordinances Sec. 20-13.11.


A vehicle is booted when there are three (3) or more outstanding, unpaid parking tickets, the latest of which has been unpaid for a period of at least thirty (30) days.

When a vehicle that fits these criteria is identified, a delinquent citation notice is sent to the owner of the vehicle. The owner has seven (7) calendar days to pay the fines or to request a hearing. If the owner fails to do either of the above mentioned and the vehicle is spotted in the parking enforcement area it will be booted. After the vehicle is booted the owner will have twenty-four (24) hours to pay the fines or the vehicle will be towed.

Parking Tickets

To pay: The penalty indicated in the notice may be fully satisfied by paying online or by mail for the amount indicated on the front of the parking citation. Failing to pay the ticket within ten (10) days will result in additional costs (fine doubles) and/or issuance of a summons.

Pay OnLine: Parking Ticket ePayment Center
*** Citations are not available for online payment until the day after issuance. ***

By mail: Send check or money order for the correct amount. Please write citation number on check or money order. DO NOT MAIL CASH. Make payable to METRA Transit System. This payment needs to be received by Parking on the due date by 5:00PM to avoid additional fees. Print your name, address and citation number on the lines provided. Enclose ticket with payment, seal and stamp envelope and mail to:

METRA Transit System
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902-1340

In person: Bring payment to one of the following locations:
Recorder's Court - (Drop Box Only) 702 10th St
Columbus Public Safety Building - (Drop Box Only) Lobby - 510 10th St
METRA Transit Admin - (In Person & Drop Box) 814 Linwood Blvd
Finance, Revenue Division - 5th Floor of the Government Center
  *** Payments accepted: Cash, Check, Credit Card, and Money Order. (NO Coins Accepted) ***

To protest: If you disagree with this parking citation you must contact METRA within 10 days from the date of this citation at:

METRA Transit System
814 Linwood Blvd.
Columbus, GA 31901

Bring a current picture identification card (i.e. driver's license or military identification).

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday, Sunday and City Holidays