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Sales & Permit Office
In-person Payment Center
Mail Payments:
Michael B. Coleman Government Center
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Office : 614-645-8276
Email : Click to Send Email
More Information: Pay Online
Office Hours:
Payment Office: Weekdays 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Vendor Services

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View & submit bids electronically.
Also select goods & services your company provides; receive notification of open solicitations; track invoices & payments.

Get Certified

Authorization Required Prior to Working on City Water or Sewer Lines

BackhoeTo get certified:
Contractors must submit an  application to the DPU at 111 N. front Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

Upon review of the application, DPU will mail a response which will include a date for an interview with the Review Board. The Board meets monthly every third Thursday from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Be sure to submit the application at least 15 days prior to the monthly Review Board meetings to get in as quickly as possible. A certified letter indicating the results of the review will be mailed within 5 days of the interview.

Pre-approval Application

Search online to find an approved contractor - this Citizen Portal requires you to create an account.

Note: DPU does not endorse or recommend any contractor. Contractor licenses must be renewed annually. 


Review background & related Information
Includes City Ordinance Chapters 1103, 1131, and 4114 as well as the Director's Rule and Regulation No. 09-05