Zoning confirmation letter process summary
A zoning confirmation letter is not a rebuild letter.
The City of Columbus cannot issue rebuild letters as these are a matter of legal interpretation of city code for consideration by private counsel.
A zoning confirmation letter will only confirm the current zoning of a property and provide reference to the applicable controlling zoning code section or city ordinance.
Request for a zoning confirmation letter
To initiate a request for a zoning confirmation letter, you must submit a written request and mail it, along with payment, made payable to the city of Columbus Treasurer, to the address noted below. In order to avoid errors, the request should include a property's parcel identification number, street address, and the name and mailing address of the requestor.
The minimum fee for this service is fifty ($50.00) dollars and
must be paid in advance
. Additional fees may apply. Requests are completed in the order that they are received and usually take approximately 7 to 10 working days to complete.
Requests and prepayments should be mailed to Zoning Letters - Columbus Building Services, 111 N. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215. All checks should be made payable to the Columbus City Treasurer and the parcel identification number or a copy of the requesting information.
A response to questions of a property's current compliance with existing building and zoning regulations requires submission of a Building Permit Application that requests zoning clearance accompanied by sealed drawings by an architect or engineer and the associated fees. A complete listing of submission requirements is available.
For a property record search for any outstanding code violations, a certified letter, or certificate of occupancy please complete a records research form and contact RecordsCenter@columbus.gov
or (614) 645-6082 for fees and specific requirements.