The City of Columbia's Boards & Commissions are formed to assist staff with important policy decisions that impact the community. These groups conduct short or long term planning, research, and discussions of specific issues which are essential to the continued growth and prosperity of the City. Some bodies are designed to be the policy-making authorities over a particular division of the Zoning Ordinance; for others, their mission is to make recommendations and advisory opinions to City Council. Meetings are public and involvement from the community is strongly encouraged. The majority of the Boards & Commissions meet regularly on a set monthly schedule, although some do meet quarterly or on an "as-needed" basis. Occasionally, times are rescheduled for various reasons. Because of this, please contact the appropriate division and staff will verify the time and location of the hearing in question.

For more information concerning other City of Columbia boards and commissions beyond land use and design boards, please visit

It is the policy of the City of Columbia that all City-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance in participating in this meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the ADA, please call the City’s ADA Coordinator at (803) 545-3009 or e-mail [email protected] as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.


In the interest of public health and as authorized by City Council Ordinance 2020-032, planning-related boards and commissions will conduct virtual meetings using video conferencing technology. Please visit the webpage for the Board or Commission you are interested in to obtain information on how to participate in a virtual meeting.

Board of Zoning Appeals (BoZA)


Planning Commission (PC)


Design/Development Review Commission (D/DRC)


Zoning Public Hearing (ZPH) 



General inquiries or comments regarding specific cases may be addressed via email to [email protected]. Interested parties may also contact the Zoning Division via telephone at the below number with any inquiries.

(803) 545-3333

(803) 545-3222

(803) 545-3333

(803) 545-3333