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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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2021 Observed Holidays

January 1         New Year's Day

January 18       MLK Jr Day

February 15     President's Day

May 31            Memorial Day

July 5              Independence Day

September 6    Labor Day

November 11   Veterans Day

November 25   Thanksgiving Day

December 25   Christmas Day

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)

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

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