Contractor Licensing/Registration

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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
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Monday, September 4
Labor Day
Friday, November 10
Veterans Day (Observed)
Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25
Christmas Day

Demolition Contractor

City of Columbus registered demolition contractors are permitted to remove any structure to grade which shall include 1, 2, and 3 family dwellings and buildings, structures, or sites associated therewith. A duly registered demolition contractor is any person that provides the means, processes, and procedures for razing or removing all of a building, structure, or appurtenance from a property governed by the City of Columbus Building Code.

In order to be registered in the City of Columbus as a demolition contractor, applicants are required to have a minimum of three (3) full years of experience in the demolition field immediately preceding the date of application. 

Demolition Contractor applications are reviewed by the Board of General and Home Improvement Contractors. The board meets once per month. Applicants must submit their application and payment no later than one (1) week prior to the next scheduled board meeting. Please see the Boards and Commissions page on this site for more information. 

Applicants are not required to be present at the board meeting. However, contractors may appear before the Board of General and Home Improvement Contractors for due process complaints (filed against or by the contractor).