Building Departments in Columbus, North Carolina

There are 2 Building Departments in Columbus, North Carolina, serving a population of 1,339 people in an area of 4 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 669 people, and 1 Building Department per 1 square miles.

In North Carolina, Columbus is ranked 7th of 959 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 17th of 959 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Columbus Building Departments

Find Columbus, North Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Polk County Building Inspector 35 Walker Street Columbus, NC

Polk County Planning and Zoning Department 35 Walker Street Columbus, NC

About the Columbus Building Department

Building Departments in Columbus, NC are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Columbus DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Columbus, North Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Columbus building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Columbus, NC zoning laws and requirements

Columbus Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Columbus Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Columbus Residential Housing Units
 ColumbusPolk County
Total Housing Units60111,603
Occupied Housing Units541 (90.0%)8,913 (76.8%)
Columbus Occupied Residential Buildings
 ColumbusPolk County
Single-Family Detached Homes364 (67.3%)6,558 (73.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes6 (1.1%)176 (2.0%)
2 Apartments24 (4.4%)126 (1.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments17 (3.1%)171 (1.9%)
5 to 9 Apartments27 (5.0%)194 (2.2%)
10 or More Apartments63 (11.6%)409 (4.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing40 (7.4%)1,279 (14.3%)
Columbus Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 ColumbusPolk County
2014 or Later-31 (0.3%)
2010 to 20133 (0.6%)167 (1.9%)
2000 to 200972 (13.3%)1,559 (17.5%)
1980 to 1999177 (32.7%)3,213 (36.0%)
1960 to 1979152 (28.1%)1,829 (20.5%)
1940 to 195994 (17.4%)1,164 (13.1%)
1939 or Earlier43 (7.9%)950 (10.7%)
Columbus Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 ColumbusPolk County
1 Room26 (4.8%)153 (1.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms61 (11.3%)720 (8.1%)
4 or 5 Rooms223 (41.2%)3,114 (34.9%)
6 or 7 Rooms128 (23.7%)3,011 (33.8%)
8 or More Rooms103 (19.0%)1,915 (21.5%)
Columbus Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 ColumbusPolk County
No Bedroom26 (4.8%)196 (2.2%)
1 Bedroom46 (8.5%)468 (5.3%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms396 (73.2%)6,866 (77.0%)
4 or More Bedrooms73 (13.5%)1,383 (15.5%)
Columbus Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 ColumbusPolk County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities541 (100.0%)8,909 (100.0%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities538 (99.4%)8,857 (99.4%)