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.
|Permit Search||Contractor Search|
|Zoning Permit Search||Land Development Regulations|
|Elevation Certificates||Statistics for Issued Building Permits|
|Property Map Explorer||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..
Please click on a category to expand/collapse downloads for that category.
|(PDF) Certified Contractor Application.pdf|
|(PDF) Contractor Letter of Authorization.pdf|
|(PDF) DBPR License Requirements and Exemptions.pdf|
|(PDF) Qualifier Authorization form.pdf|
|(PDF) Registered Contractor Application.pdf|
|(PDF) Renewal Application.pdf|
|(PDF) Building Fee Schedule (Dec 2016).pdf|
|(PDF) Columbia County land use, zoning, and subdivision, schedule of fees and charges.pdf|
|(PDF) Contractors Fee Scedule (Dec 2016).pdf|
|(PDF) Zoning Fee Scedule (2017).pdf|
Letter of Map Amendments
|(PDF) Future Land Use Map - Sept 2019.pdf|
|(PDF) Wind Speed Maps.pdf|
|(PDF) Zoning Atlas Map (9-10-19).pdf|
The Building Inspection OfficeVisit 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 PhoneBefore calling, please make sure you have ready:
- your permit number
- the inspection needed
- the date requested
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 BoardChairman - David Mangrum
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
|Member||Earl Peeler |
|County Planner||Brandon 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.
Property Map Explorer
Visit map explorer page
Check FLUM, Development Zones, Flood Zones and more...
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
135 NE Hernando Ave.
Lake City, FL 32055
Post Office Box 1529
Lake City, FL 32056-1529
Building & Zoning Director
Troy Crews, CBO