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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 
Please note that the Zoning Review room will be closed the last Tuesday of the month from 2-3:30 PM for staff training. 
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Parking Map for BZS

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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
Independence Day
Monday, September 5
Labor Day
Friday, November 11
Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24
Monday, December 26
Christmas (Observed)

Code Enforcement Code Enforcement Administrator:  Heather Truesdell
Our Mission:  To improve the quality of life in Columbus neighborhoods through implementation and enforcement of the City's Housing, Zoning, Graphics, Health, Sanitation, and Safety Codes.

Code Enforcement is responsible for the enforcement of the following City codes:
The Housing Code, which enforces the quality of the many thousands of dwellings, dwelling units, and rooming houses within the City of Columbus;

The Zoning Code, which regulates land use and licensed facilities, such as junk and salvage yards;

The Nuisance Abatement Code, which addresses the condition of vacant and blighted properties located within the City;

The Health, Sanitation, and Safety (Environmental) Codes, which regulates high grass, weeds, solid waste, and general sanitary maintenance of properties within the City, and;

The Graphics Code, which enforces laws having to do with signs located within the City (scroll down at link location for Graphics Code information).

Code Enforcement also works to ensure that the unique characteristics of Columbus' Historic Districts and  Commission Areas are maintained and protected. The Code Enforcement Division is divided into three main sections:

The Code Enforcement Section   

The Environmental Abatement Section   

The Court Liaison Section   

CLICK HERE if you have received a Code Enforcement Violation Notice.

CLICK HERE if you have a Code Enforcement Violation you would like to report. (this link will take you to the 311 site)

CLICK HERE for a complete list of 2021 cases.

CLICK HERE for a list of Vacant Structures in 2021

CLICK HERE for a list of Vacant Structures in 2020

CLICK HERE for a list of Q1 2022 Code Enforcement Cases 

CLICK HERE for a list of Q2 2022 Code Enforcement Cases


If you have other questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.