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Building and Zoning Services
111 North Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215   

Office:  (614) 645-7433   

Weekdays: 9:00AM to 4:00PM 
Please note that the Zoning Review room will be closed the second Tuesday of the month from 9 -10:30 AM for staff training.

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2023 Observed Holidays

Monday, January 2
New Year's Day (Observed)
Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Jr Day
Monday, February 20
Presidents’ Day
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day
Monday, June 19
Juneteenth (Observed)
Tuesday, July 4
Independence Day
Monday, September 4
Labor Day
Friday, November 10
Veterans Day (Observed)
Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25
Christmas Day

Code Enforcement Environmental Abatement


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Code Enforcement Environmental
Abatement Section

Manager:  Mike Schwab

The Code Enforcement Environmental Abatement Section is responsible for: 

Refuse and Solid Waste Inspection;

The City of Columbus Weed and Solid Waste Abatement Program;

The City of Columbus Environmental Blight Abatement Team;


 The City of Columbus Weed and Solid Waste Abatement Program

Coordinator:  Mike Schwab 

The City of Columbus Weed and Solid Waste Abatement Program is responsible for cutting and/or removing high grass, noxious weeds, and solid waste from vacant lots and abandoned properties located in the City of Columbus.  In 2009, over 1,900 properties were mowed and/or cleaned by the Weed and Solid Waste Abatement Program.  Costs associated with mowing and cleaning up vacant lots and other abandoned properties are assessed against the taxes of those properties. 

If you have any questions about the Weed and Solid Waste Abatement Program,  contact Mike Schwab with your questions.

If you are interested in becoming a contractor for Weed Abatement and Solid Waste Removal, click here for more information.

The City of Columbus Environmental Blight Abatement Team

The Envirommental Blight Abatement Team is responsible for:

  • Securing open and abandoned structures against entry from the ground floor;
  • Maintaining City-owned properties;
  • Emergency demolitions of small, accessory structures, such as residential garages;
  • General work in support of  Code Enforcement and the  Neighborhood Pride Program 


The Environmental Division of Code Enforcement works with the Building Investigation Team of the Department of Building and Zoning Services and the Franklin County Municipal Court to arrange and contract the demolition of unsafe structures within the City of Columbus.  The Environmental Division also works with City, State, and Federal agencies to ensure that proper disposal of asbestos and other hazardous construction material occurs when properties are demolished by the City. 

Refuse and Solid Waste Inspection

Solid Waste Inspectors respond to complaints of trash or debris in alleyways, overflowing trash containers, and improper use of trash and waste receptacles. 

If you wish to make a Solid Waste complaint,  Click here  or call (614) 645-3111