Safety and Security

Safety and security are of utmost importance to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. In conjunction with Governor DeWine's announcement of a State of Emergency in Ohio regarding COVID-19, the Port Authority is taking precautions to safeguard our facilities.

As a result of Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home order, ParkSmart will not enforce parking violations for metered parking for the order period of March 24 through April 6, 2020. Any parking violations for metered parking issued Tuesday, March 24 or Wednesday, March 25, 2020 will be voided. Safety-related parking violations will still be issued.

If you have any questions regarding parking violations, please email

New Protocols at ParkSmart

Until further notice, ParkSmart’s contracted cleaning crews have increased their frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-touchpoint areas throughout all of our facilities. Sufficient use of chemicals, as permitted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will be used to sanitize surfaces for which it has responsibility to clean and disinfect.

The following protocols have been put in place in ParkSmart garages:

  • We have increased cleaning frequencies throughout high-touchpoint areas such as railings, elevator buttons, and parking meters.
  • Posters informing the public on how to stop the spread of germs have been placed in high-volume areas

Preventative Measures

Follow these simple steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.

It is recommended that customers also take preventative steps to minimize the spread of germs, such as increased hand washing, minimizing contact with others, staying home when feeling ill, and increasing the frequency in which surfaces in vehicles are cleaned.


For more information on COVID-19, please refer to this fact sheet provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department continues to work closely with state and federal health officials to appropriately monitor or test any individuals returning from higher risk areas. For the latest information from the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, please click here.

To follow the latest on COVID-19 in Ohio, please visit

Questions or Concerns?

The Ohio Department of Health has opened an informational hotline for any Coronavirus concerns at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.