COVID-19 Pandemic Modified Operations
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the City of Columbia has modified services until further notice to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread COVID-19 in our community. Access to public buildings is restricted. Permitting and payments are being handled online, by email, or phone ONLY. See the Development & Inspections page or Zoning Permits page for further information.
WHAT WE DO
BUILDING INSPECTIONS: The Building Inspections Division reviews plans and monitors construction work to ensure it conforms to established building codes and regulations. Staff also provide inspections for businesses when they move or open in a new location to make sure the space is safe and meets building codes.
PLANNING: The Planning Division facilitates and implements long and short-range plans for the City, its business districts, corridors, and neighborhoods. This division also provides staff support to the Planning Commission and the Design/Development Review Commission which includes historic preservation and urban design.
ZONING: The Zoning Division administers the zoning regulations for the City. This covers issues such as where certain uses can be established, the size and placement of buildings, signage, and parking requirements among others. Staff also provide support to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Columbia, SC 29201
Hours of Operation
8:30AM - 5:00PM Monday - Friday
BUILDING REVIEW AND PERMITTING