Building & Site Development

Please click on the following link to read an important announcement regarding guidance related to COVID-19 for residential and commercial construction

Notice: All building projects submitted on or after October 1, 2019 need to meet the requirements of the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) family of codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code.

Click here to apply for building permits online


Building & Site Development is responsible for the administration and implementation of a variety of city codes and ordinances. We are committed to assuring the health, safety and welfare of the Columbia community through the development and operation of an agency that is committed to cooperative and quality code enforcement, courteous, informative and timely service with integrity and impartiality. Please follow the links below for more information.

Effective October 1, 2016 residential demolition permits applications will be required to be accompanied by a site plan meeting specific requirements. Click HERE  for more informationopens PDF file .