Contact Us

Planning and Development Services staff are available to assist you during normal business hours by telephone, email, or in person.  Our offices are located in Washington Square at the corner of Main and Washington Streets.  Metered parking is available on the street and on Level 1B of the Washington Street Parking Garage, located adjacent to Washington Square.

Physical Address

1136 Washington Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Mailing Address

PO Box 147
Columbia, SC 29217

Hours of Operation

8:30AM - 5:00PM   Monday - Friday


For the Department Organizational Chart see: Planning & Development Services Organizational Chart


Contacts Quick Reference

Abandoned and Derelict Vehicles

 

On Private Property

(803) 545-3430

On City Streets or Right-of-Way (Police Dept)

(803) 545-3500

Absentee Landlord

(803) 545-3430

Annexation

(803) 545-3217

Board of Zoning Appeals

(803) 545-3220

Building Inspections

(803) 545-3420

Code Enforcement (Police Dept)

(803) 545-3430

Commercial / Apartment Buildings 

(803) 545-3430

Housing Enforcement 

(803) 545-3430

Rental Housing 

(803) 545-3430

Comprehensive Plan

(803) 545-4864

Design/Development Review Commission

(803) 545-3222

Development Center

(803) 545-3483

Encroachment, Permanent (Legal)

Encroachment, Temporary

(803) 737-4242

(803) 545-3420

Flood Plain (Engineering)

(803) 545-3400

Freedom of Information Act Request 

(803) 737-0000

Front Yard Parking

(803) 545-3430

Graffiti

(803) 545-3430

Historic Districts

(803) 545-3222

Landscape Requirements

(803) 545-3218

Mosquito Control

(803) 545-3430

Overgrown Grass and Weeds

 

Commercial / Apartment Buildings 

(803) 545-3430

Residential (one and two-family homes) 

(803) 545-3430

Vacant Lot 

(803) 545-3430

Permits

(803) 545-3420

Plan Review (Construction)

 

Commercial 

(803) 545-3427

Residential 

(803) 545-3428

Planning

(803) 545-3222

Planning Commission

(803) 545-3222

Rodent Control

(803) 545-3430

Roll Carts

(803) 545-3430

Rooming House

(803) 545-3333

Sign Permits / Regulations

(803) 545-3333

Trash and Debris

 

On Private Property 

(803) 545-3430

On City Streets and Right-of-Way (Solid Waste) 

(803) 545-3800

Urban Design

(803) 545-0229

Zoning

(803) 545-3333

Fences 

(803) 545-3333

Ordinances & Regulations 

(803) 545-3333

Plats 

(803) 545-3206

Signs 

(803) 545-3333

Variances & Special Exceptions 

(803) 545-3220

Zoning Enforcement 

(803) 545-3333

For a printable version of this Contact List see: Printable Contact List