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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 
Additional Contacts
Directions to our office
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
Friday, November 11
Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24
Thanksgiving
Monday, December 26
Christmas (Observed)

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?