Blasting (Explosives)

The City of Columbia Fire Marshal's office request the notification of all blasting operations within the city limits of Columbia. 


  • Dial 911 for blasting accidents involving injury or significant damage.
  • Construction-related noise complaints - Development Services 931-560-1560
  • After hours noise complaints - Columbia Police non-emergency 931-388-2727, press 1.
  • Blasting is permitted Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • The State Fire Marshal's Office has jurisdiction over the use of explosives in construction. Please contact the State Fire Marshal to report blasting damage or related concerns: then select "Blaster/Explosives Handler".