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Building and Zoning Services
111 North Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215   
Office:  (614) 645-7433 
Fax:  (614) 645-0082 
Weekdays: 9:00AM to 4:00PM 
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2022 Observed Holidays
Monday January 17
Martin Luther King Jr
Monday, February 21
Presidents’ Day
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day
Monday, June 20
Juneteenth (Observed)
Monday, July 4
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Friday, November 11
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Thursday, November 24
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Monday, December 26
Christmas (Observed)

Building A Better City

The Department of Building and Zoning Services supports the safety and quality of life for City of Columbus residents and visitors alike.

The processes of plan reviews, permitting, inspections, zoning and engineering ensures proper land development and promotes high-quality design standards through the enforcement of state and local building and zoning codes.

We've organized this site into the following sections to help you quickly find information and resources that are relevant to your project or line of work. To view and download the fee schedule visit Columbus.gov/bzsdocs

For more information about the online portal permit process, please click here. Individual FSCP flow charts can be found in the Training and Documentation section of our Document Library


How Do I?

How Do I? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions by private homeowners, business owners, contractors and others. - learn more

Plan Review, Permits & Inspections

Plan Review, Permits & Inspections Within this section, you'll find information about forms, plan review, permits and inspections. - learn more

Zoning

Zoning Zoning is the delineation of districts and the establishment of regulations governing the use, placement, spacing,  and size of land and buildings.  Zoning provides guidelines for setbacks, height of structures, lot sizes, lot coverage, parking and other requirements.  - learn more

Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions These links provide more detailed information for various public meeting groups for the City of Columbus. For more information related to each board or commission, simply click on the link. - learn more

Building and Zoning Services Document Library

Document Library In this section, you'll find a listing of various documents related to the functions of the Department of Building and Zoning Services. - learn more

Online Services

Online Services Get on-demand, online access to many services-24 hours a day, 7 days a week-right here. - learn more

Contractor Licensing Registration

Contractor Licensing Registration Contractor licensing & registration In accordance with the Columbus City Code, the Department of Building and Zoning Services issues licenses and registrations to individual contractors who wish to perform work within the City of Columbus. - learn more

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Code Enforcement is responsible for the enforcement of the the Housing Code, Zoning Code,  Nuisance Abatement Code, the Health, Sanitation, and Safety (Environmental) Codes, and the Graphics Code. - learn more

Engineering Site Plan Review

Engineering Site Plan Review The Engineering group is responsible for the coordination of plan reviews across multiple city departments. Plans may be required to be submitted and reviewed, depending on the nature of the project. - learn more

Addressing

Map Room Information about Addressing and the Map Room - learn more