Office of the Director  
50 West Gay Street  
Columbus, OH 43215-9040  
(614) 645.7795  
(614) 645.6295 [FAX] 

Code Enforcement Division  
757 Carolyn Ave.  
Columbus, OH 43224-3218  
(614) 645.2202 
(614) 645.2462 [FAX] 

Economic Development Division 
150 South Front Street
Suite 220 
Columbus, OH 43215-4418 
(614) 645.8616 
(614) 645.2486 [FAX] 

Housing Division 
50 West Gay Street 
Columbus, OH 43215-9040 
(614) 645.7795 
(614) 645.6675 [FAX] 

Land Redevelopment Office 
50 West Gay Street 
Columbus, OH 43215-9030 
(614) 645.5263 
(614) 645.3092 [FAX]

Neighborhood Pride!
757 Carolyn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 645.0837
(614) 645.2462 [FAX]

Neighborhood Services   
50 West Gay Street   
Columbus, OH 43215-9040   
(614) 645.7795   
(614) 645.6295 [FAX]  

Planning Division  
50 West Gay Street  
Columbus, OH 43215-9030  
(614) 645.8664  
(614) 645.1483 [FAX]

Code Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions

Reporting Violations to Code Enforcement

  • What's the best way to submit a complaint about a property?
  • What is an 'emergency' Code Enforcement violation?
  • How do I report an emergency Code Enforcement Violation?

Common Code Enforcement Violations

  • High Grass and/or noxious weeds
  • Inoperable motor vehicles
  • Bare or unprotected exterior wood
  • Prohibited items stored in a yard area
  • Improperly maintained vacant structure
  • Change of use
  • Lacking Certificate of Zoning Clearance
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Parking on Unimproved Surface
  • Unsanitary Conditions

Commission Areas and Historic Districts

  • What is an area commission? 
  • What is a historic district?
  • What kind of work requires a Certificate of Appropriateness?
  • When do I need to have my Certificate of Appropriateness?
  • How do I find out if I live in a Historic District?