Blasting (Explosives)

The City of Columbia Fire Marshal's office requests 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: Call 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.
  • Report Blasting Damage or Related Concerns: The State of Tennessee Fire Marshal's Office has jurisdiction over the use of explosives in construction. Please contact the State of Tennessee Fire Marshal to report blasting damage or related concerns: then select "Blaster/Explosives Handler".