Contact Us

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.

Additional Contacts
Directions to our office
Parking Map for BZS

Citizen Access Portal

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 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?
  • Is a form detailing Code Enforcement Duties available to download?