Building & Zoning Welcome to Columbia County Online!


We are aware of the problems some have been experiencing with the permit search and inspection requests. These issues should now be RESOLVED and operating normally.

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The Building Inspection Office

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The Building Inspection Office is responsible for the examination of building plans and specifications to insure structural soundness and conformity with the adopted building codes and the issuance of building permits. The office is also responsible for the review of applications for mobile home permits. On site inspections are made at several different times during the building process to insure that construction or installation is in compliance with all adopted codes. The office also answers any code questions that may arise either by telephone or personal contact. The Building Department is also responsible for the licensing of contractors and specialty contractors within Columbia County; this is done through the Competency Advisory Board.

Call 386-758-1019 to order a culvert or a culvert waiver inspection. Call 386-758-1008 to order a building permit inspection.
Call 386-758-1124 for after hours inspections.
NOTE: After hours inspections will be received the next business day, then scheduled for the following business day. Emergencies will be inspected as soon as possible.

  1. Permit Number
  2. Inspection Needed
  3. Date Requested
Must give 24 hours notice
Septic Release needed for Permanent Power: Call 386-758-1058

Columbia County Competency Advisory Board

Chairman - David Mangrum
Walt Graham
Todd Hunt
Harry Moseley
Terry Zierke

These boards meets every fourth (4th) Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Columbia County Administrative Office:
135 NE Hernando Ave Suite B-21
Building Zoning Department

Board of Adjustments and Planning and Zoning Meeting Documents

Now you can download meeting agendas and minutes directly from our site. To view a listing of current and previous months meetings, please click the link below.

Meeting Notices

Columbia County Board of Adjustment and Planning Zoning Board

Robert Jordan


Trena Ruffo
Matt Vann
Brandon Stubbs

County Planner
Brian Kepner
County Attorney
Marlin Feagle

Planning and Zoning provides various services to the County which entails providing technical, professional and administrative support to various boards, Board of Adjustment, Planning and Zoning Board, Board of County Commissioners and the general public. This department implements and enforces the Columbia County Land Development Regulations, monitors and updates the County's Comprehensive Plan.

The board meets every fourth (4th) Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Columbia County School Board Administrative complex:
327 West Duval Street
Lake City, Florida 32055

Downloadable Documents

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FEMA Publications

2013 County Audit.pdf
About the Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance.pdf
Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program, F-084 (2011).pdf
Check before you buy.pdf
Coastal Construction Manuel, FEMA P-55 (2011).pdf
Damage from Localized Flooding, FEMA 511 (2005).pdf
Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA 54 (1984).pdf
Elevating You Flood Prone House, FEMA Homeowner’s Guide To Retrofitting.pdf
Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting, Six ways to protect your home from flooding.pdf
Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential buildings in Coastal Areas, FEMA 257 (1994).pdf
Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage, FEMA P-348 (1999).pdf
Protecting Floodplain Resources-A Guidebook For Communities.pdf
Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards, FEMA P-85 (2009).pdf

Flood Publications



Building & Zoning Department

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

135 NE Hernando Ave.
Lake City, FL 32055

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1529
Lake City, FL 32056-1529

Office Phone:
(386) 758-1008
(386) 758-1124

Building & Zoning Coordinator Randy Jones
(386) 758-1007

Chief Building Official
Troy Crews, CBO

(386) 758-1040

(386) 758-2160

Building Department


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