Building & Site Development

There will be a presentation on significant code changes in City Council Chambers on Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. Enforcement of changes begins October 1.

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.

Notice: All building projects submitted after October 1, 2016 are required to meet the requirements of the 2015 International Code Council family of codes and/or the 2014 National Electric Code.

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 information.