Zoning Map Update 

Status: Planning Commission recommended approval of the maps on November 2nd. Zoning Public Hearing was held on January 19th, 2021. More information on the timeline moving forward as well as the list of revisions that will be implemented prior to the effective date of August 30th can be found at: Map Revision Memo - Click Here


We encourage you to visit the following website -  We Plan Together - Click Here - to view the proposed map and see proposed vs. current zoning information. An informational video on the zoning map from our September 2020 Public Meeting is available at: Zoning Map Informational Meeting 


Overlay Districts: Newly created overlay district boundary maps are available below. All other overlay district boundaries remain the same can can be viewed on the City Information Viewer.

Airport Height Overlay

80-30 Height Overlay

8-10 Setback Overlay


Questions related to the map and approved text can be sent to: zoningmap@columbiasc.gov


The text of the ordinance was approved in August 2019. A summary is available here and the full text is at We Plan Together



The Zoning Division

Whether you live or work in Columbia, the Zoning Division can help you construct or add an addition to your home or business, locate an ideal area for your new business, or plan a new development.

The City of Columbia uses zoning regulations to preserve, protect, and support the use of existing residences, businesses, and properties. We strive to provide a reasonable expectation of how areas will develop and change over time. Zoning is the tool for carrying out the planning policies of the City.

The Zoning Division enforces the City of Columbia's Zoning Ordinance by reviewing permit applications, responding to complaints regarding violations, and managing the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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