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Building and Zoning

Flood Insurance Rate Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has updated the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Columbia County effective November 2, 2018. Our current Flood Maps (2009) and the updated Flood Maps (2018) are both accessible on our Property Map Explorer, under the Flood Zones folder identified as 2009 FEMA FIRM and 2018 FEMA FIRM.


Who do I call for permitting and zoning questions?

First, you must know what jurisdiction the property is located.
To answer that question, visit the "Jurisdiction Search" page and search by address or parcel ID number.
A phone number will be listed for who to call based on the juridiction of the property.


How do I find out the status of my inspection or schedule an inspection online?

You can both schedule an inspection and see the status of a recent inspection by visiting the inspection request page.


Search, Print, Export and Map Records

*All Building permits from 2003 are shown through this search. We only retain residential paper records for 10 Years.

folder search icon Permit Search folder search icon Contractor Search
folder search icon Zoning Permit Search folder search icon Land Development Regulations
folder search icon Elevation Certificates stats report Statistics for Issued Building Permits
folder search icon Property Map Explorer folder search icon Subdivision Plans *New*

* Google Earth is required to read the maps produced from the site searches and can be downloaded for free at https://www.google.com/earth/


Submit Zoning Applications Online *New*

You can now register and upload Zoning Applications using the Planning and Zoning upload portal..


Download Documents

Please click on a category to expand/collapse downloads for that category.

Applications

pdf logo(PDF) Addition or Remodel Permit Application (Dec 2016 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Air Conditioning - Existing- Permit Application (Fillable 2017).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Electrical Service Upgrade or Change (July 2015 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Mobile Home Application (April 2017).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) New Commercial Construction Application (April 2017) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) New Residential Construction Application (July 2018) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Owner Builder Additional Documents (Aug 2019).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Re Roof Permit Application (Dec 2016 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Sign Application (Dec 2016) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Swimming Pool and Spa Permit Application (Dec 2016) Fillable.pdf

Concurrency

pdf logo(PDF) 64E-6.008, Florida Administrative Code.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Concurrency Worksheet (July 2015).xlsx

Contractor License

pdf logo(PDF) Certified Contractor Application.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Contractor Letter of Authorization.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) DBPR License Requirements and Exemptions.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Qualifier Authorization form.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Contractor Application.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Renewal Application.pdf

Documents

pdf logo(PDF) Address_Application_Form_9FEB2017.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Blower Door Test Form (July 2017).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Blower Door Test Form (June 2018).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Commercial Plan Checklist (Jan 2018 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Contractor Letter of Authorization.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Electrical Service Upgrade or Change (July 2015 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Florida's Construction Lien Law.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) In County Pre-Mobile Home Inspection form (July 2015).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Land Owner Affidavit 2015.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Land Owner Affidavit for STUP.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) MH Subcontractors form 2017.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Mobile Home Installers Authorization - Agent.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Mobile Home Installers Authorization - Owner.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Notice of Commencement (July 2015 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Out of County Pre-Mobile Home Inspetion form (July 2015).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Owner Builder Disclosure Statement (Aug 2019).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Product Approval Form July 2015 (Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Qualifier Authorization form.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Re-Roof Inspection Affidavit (July 2015).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Residential Blueprints Checklist (Fillable Jan 2018).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Site Plan Checklist and Example (July 2015).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Subcontractors Form (Dec 2016) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Swimming Pool Site Plan Example (July 2015).pdf

Fee Schedules

pdf logo(PDF) Building Fee Schedule (Dec 2016).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Columbia County land use, zoning, and subdivision, schedule of fees and charges.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Contractors Fee Scedule (Dec 2016).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Zoning Fee Scedule (2017).pdf

FEMA Publications

pdf logo(PDF) 2013 County Audit.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) About the Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program, F-084 (2011).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Check before you buy.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Coastal Construction Manuel, FEMA P-55 (2011).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Columbia County 2018 Flood Study.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Damage from Localized Flooding, FEMA 511 (2005).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA 54 (1984).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Elevating You Flood Prone House, FEMA Homeowner’s Guide To Retrofitting.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Flood Information letter.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting, Six ways to protect your home from flooding.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Local Mitigation Strategy Plan.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential buildings in Coastal Areas, FEMA 257 (1994).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage, FEMA P-348 (1999).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Protecting Floodplain Resources-A Guidebook For Communities.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards, FEMA P-85 (2009).pdf

Flood Publications

pdf logo(PDF) Columbia County 2018 Flood Study.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Using Google Earth and Flood Maps.pdf

Letter of Map Amendments

pdf logo(PDF) 09-04-2899A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 09-04-4124A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 10-04-1871A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 10-04-2727A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 10-04-6969A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 11-04-0277A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 11-04-1481A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 11-04-4781A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 13-04-4598A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 13-04-8548A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 15-04-7941A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 16-04-2478A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 16-04-3660A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 16-04-5838A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 17-04-3670A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 18-04-2556A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 18-04-4257A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-2415A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-2799A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-4166A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-4168A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-4381A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-5297A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-5348A-120070.pdf

Maps

pdf logo(PDF) Future Land Use Map - Sept 2019.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Wind Speed Maps.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Zoning Atlas Map (9-10-19).pdf

Zoning Applications

pdf logo(PDF) Agent Authorization Form (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Division of Land Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Land Development Regulation Text Amendment Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Minor Site & Development Plan Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Minor Subdivision Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) PRD Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Site & Development Plan Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Site Specific Amendment to the Official Zoning Atlas (Rezoning) Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Exception Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Exception Application - Communication Towers (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Family Lot Permit Affidavit (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Family Lot Permit Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Permit Application (September 2019).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Temporary Use Permit Affidavit - 5ys Family Residence (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Temporary Use Permit Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Temporary Use Permit Application for Special Event (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Submittal Guidelines for Development (September 2019).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Variance Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf

The Building Inspection Office

Visit the page to request an inspection online .

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.

Request Inspection By Phone

Before calling, please make sure you have ready:
  1. your permit number
  2. the inspection needed
  3. the date requested
For culvert or a culvert waiver inspections call 386-758-1019.
For septic release needed for permanent power call 386-758-1058
For building permit inspection call 386-758-1008.
For after hours inspections call 386-758-1124.


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.

Must give 24 hours notice

 

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



Columbia County Board of Adjustment and Planning Zoning Board

PositionMember
ChairmanRobert Jordan
Vice-ChairmanTeena Ruffo
Member Earl Peeler
Jock Phelps
Roger Busscher
County PlannerBrandon Stubbs - (386)754-7119
County Attorney Joel Foreman - (386)752-8420

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 6:00 p.m. at the Columbia County School Board Administrative complex:
372 West Duval Street
Lake City, Florida 32055

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



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