Development Services


 Development Services

The Department of Development Services ensures that current and future development meets the City’s standard for health, safety, and general welfare. Our goal is to continually improve the City’s quality of life by achieving a better built environment with every new development.

We encourage citizens, developers, and prospective investors to contact our office before taking action on a potential project. We will be able to guide you through the regulatory requirements and processes.

Development Services Webpage Organization
Permitting and Construction: Information on building construction and permitting.

Land Development: Information on land development, zoning, city planning, and engineering.

Codes Enforcement: Information on our property maintenance, inspections, and codes enforcement.

Stormwater Program: For education and outreach, illicit discharges, and stormwater related projects and planning.

Boards and Meetings: Information, agendas, and minutes for the the Columbia Municipal Planning Commission, Historic Zoning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Architectural Design Review Team.
Online Permitting How To Videos
Contact Us

City Hall
700 N Garden Street
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 560-1560


Paul Keltner

Johnny McClanahan
City Building Official

Glenn Harper
City Engineer