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Department of Development
Administration    
111 N. Front Street, 8th Floor  
Columbus, OH 43215  
(614) 645.7795   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Rent and Utility Assistance Help Available The Columbus Urban League and Impact Community Action have funds available to help residents that need assistance with rent and utility payments. For more information, contact the CUL at [email protected]; or call: 614-484-9111. To schedule an appointment for emergency assistance, contact Impact Community Action at 614-246-0019.

COVID-19 ASSISTANCE FROM THE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR BUSINESSES IN COLUMBUS 

COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE GUIDE
The COVID-19 Small Business Resource Guide provides employers and employees with a robust listing of resources that are available to help businesses as a result of COVID-19. Click here to access additional resources. 

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Director's Office The Department of Development is responsible for code enforcement, economic development, housing, land redevelopment, neighborhood services and planning.  Check out the link to a video for more information about the department. - learn more

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Our Mission:  To improve the quality of life in Columbus neighborhoods through implementation and enforcement of the City's Housing, Zoning, Graphics, Health, Sanitation, and Safety Codes. - learn more

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Economic Development The Economic Development Division assists local businesses and provides information to companies looking to expand or relocate in Columbus. - learn more

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Housing The Housing Division serves Columbus by preserving and producing housing that helps build strong, distinct and vibrant neighborhoods. The Housing Division offers programs to assist homeowners, housing developers and rental property owners. - learn more

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Land Redevelopment Division and Land Bank Program The Columbus Land Bank was established in 1994 to improve Columbus neighborhoods by returning vacant, abandoned and underutilized residential and commercial properties into productive community assets.  - learn more

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Planning The Planning Division is responsible for neighborhood planning, commercial overlays, board and commission (Downtown, University District and East Franklinton), historic preservation, annexation and public art.  - learn more

Residential Tax Incentives The City of Columbus’ housing tax abatement program fosters private sector investment to build mixed income neighborhoods. Click the link for more information. Tax Incentives