Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein

Zach Klein
Columbus City Attorney
77 North Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
[email protected]

Project Taillight

Project Taillight changes lives and improves public safety by providing free auto repairs for lower-income Columbus residents. The program brings the public and private sectors together to address a need in our community, frees up law enforcement to focus on serious and violent crime, and makes our roads and neighborhoods safer for everyone.

Project Taillight covers repairs that could cause drivers to be pulled over by state highway patrol for unsafe vehicles and subjected to vehicle inspections (ORC Title 45, Chapter 4513, Section 4513.02).

Repairs include:

  • Safety lights
  • Horn
  • Warning Devices
  • Lights (both bulbs and casings)
  • Mirrors
  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Exhaust

Please see below for details regarding income eligibility and other requirements before submitting your information.


Household Size Maximum Income
1 $29,160
2 $39,440
3 $49,720
4 $60,000
5 $70,280
6 $80,560
7 $90,840
8 $101,120
For each additional member, add $5,140


  • Valid driver's license
  • Car title/registration
  • Car must be 7 years or older
  • You must own the car (no payments or title loans)
Car repairs are completed by approved local auto repair partners.