The Statehouse parking garage is an automated payment parking facility. Drivers who utilize daily parking services in the Statehouse garage are required to take their parking ticket with them and use a pay station prior to exiting the Statehouse parking garage.
Six pay station machines are located throughout the green level of the Statehouse parking garage. The machines are marked with highly visible signage and are located near the north and south garage entrances to the Statehouse and the stairwells to Broad and High Streets, State and High Streets, the Huntington tunnel and the Rhodes tunnel. The machines accept cash, debit card, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover Card credit cards. Cash is NOT accepted at the exits. The system functions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How the automated payment system works:
1. Enter the Ohio Statehouse Underground Parking Garage and push the blue button to receive a parking ticket from the machine (gate goes up when taken).
2. Proceed to parking stall on any of the three levels.
3. When leaving vehicles, parkers must take their parking ticket with them.
4. Complete task, meeting, event or reason for parking in Statehouse parking garage.
5. Proceed to any one of the six conveniently located pay stations throughout the green level of the parking facility.
6. Insert parking ticket and make payment with cash or credit card.
7. Remove parking ticket and receipt (upon payment, parkers have 15 minutes to exit the parking garage).
8. Proceed to exit gate and insert paid parking ticket into machine (gate goes up).
If additional assistance is needed, drivers may press the silver intercom button at each pay station and exit gate for assistance.
FOR SPECIAL EVENTS: The Ohio Statehouse offers "event parking" during most large downtown events, including events held at the Ohio, Palace and Riffe Center Theatres. Special event parkers are able to "pre-pay" with parking garage staff using cash, debit or credit cards prior to entering the Statehouse parking garage. Parkers will then be able to exit quickly, without stopping at the exit gate.