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

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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

Records Research

The Records Section completes all public record requests for Building and Zoning Services and Code Enforcement. It is the policy of the City of Columbus that all non-exempt public records are to be promptly and reasonably made available, upon request, at reasonable times during regular business hours. It is our desire to process these requests as quickly as possible, please allow 7 to 10 business days for an accurate request to be completed and returned. Larger requests can take up to 14 days. Most requests are free of charge; however, if fees are required for your request, a staff member from our records team will reach out with payment options.

Majority of the records requested include:

  • Violations
  • Zoning Text
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Max Capacity Card
  • Site Plans
  • Building Permit and Inspection Report - $35 Fee (To replace lost/stolen building permit which contains inspection sign-offs)
  • Recertification of Plans - $150 Fee (includes building permit and inspection report. Not available for expired permits.)  

For accurate requests, please submit the request form available here. You can submit the form via email to [email protected] or you can mail it to:      

BZS – Records

111 North Front StreetColumbus, Ohio 43215

*Mailing your request can delay our response time.

Recent public records can also be obtained on our Citizen Access Portal