Resource Center


Police and Fire (Non-Emergency)


South Region Police Station

2132 Devine Street  803-737-5881


Captain John P Williams, CO

803-737-5880 

jpwilliams@columbiasc.net


Lt. Daniel J Wesley, Executive Officer

803-737-5894

djwesley@columbiasc.net


Neighborhood P.A.C.E. officer

Preston Avery  Cell: 803-206-3317

Email: pdavery@columbiasc.net



Columbia Police Department Non-Emergency  Website

803-252-2911


Property Check Program:

Call 545-3500 to alert police that you are going out of town. They will keep an extra eye out for your property.


Online Crime report


Area Police Reports: Raidsonline.com


Fire Department: Non-emergency 803-545-3700



USC Department of Student Life/Student Services

Janie Kerzan (Office) 803-777-9886 mcdowj@mailbox.sc.edu


If you are a resident that has an issue with student neighbors you can call the police (252-2911) AND file a Student Incident Report with the USC Off Campus coordinator. Each report to USC is addressed and the offenders are contacted for follow through. 

Garbage, Trash and Recycling

Columbia Solid Waste Division website  545-3800

Garbage collection is each Thursday and Recycling (blue roll cart) is picked up the first and third Thursdays of each month. If you need a new roll cart garbage container or a recycling bin, contact the number above. Please break down and fold any cardboard.

If you leave your trash or recycle cart at the curb, the City's Code Enforcement people can/will ticket it.  On the third violation, the cart is taken away and a fine of $76.87 must be paid to get it back.


Government

City of Columbia website

City Customer Care Center 
and 24-Hour Hotline (545-3300)

Columbia's 311 Online Requests Service  website

Richland County website
803-929-6000

Moe Baddourah City Council Member District 3

803-318-3111


Columbia Council of Neighborhoods website


District 3 City Council website

State Government Portal website

Our State Elected Officials website

Our City Council District III Official website


Neighborhood Zoned Schools

AC Moore Elementary website

Hand Middle School website

Dreher High School website

Zoning Division, Website, 803-545-3333 
1136 Washington Street 1st floor
Columbia, SC 29201

Zoning Administrator
Rachel Bailey
803.545.332

Michael Lizewski
803.545.4129


Planning and Development Services 

Housing:

Rachel Walling, City Planner
rlwalling@columbiasc.net
1136 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-545-3151
Fax: 803-733-8647 

Code Enforcement website
Ronnie Hingleton
803-223-4044

Rental Property Related Information

Every residential rental property within the City must have a Residential Rental Permit prior to allowing occupancy as a rental unit. That application and related documents can be found within the Code Enforcement of the CIty's Police Dept. website

If you are unsure if a property is rental, call David Hatcher at 803-545-3430.

If you believe that more than 3 unrelated individuals are living in one unit (City ordinance) call Code Enforcement with the address at:  803-545-3333.


Building Permits

The City of Columbia requires permits for construction of a new building, shed, deck, fence, driveway or additions or renovations to existing structures. Small repairs, installation or replacement of heating and air condition units or systems, plumbing and electrical fixtures, demolition or moving of any structure require permits. Contact Building Inspections at 803-545-3420 for help. Their offices are located at 1136 Washington Street, and you can find helpful brochures or talk to the staff about permits, building plan review, inspections, and zoning issues.  Visit the website 

Bailey Bill Historic Properties Tax Abatement Program
An incentive for owners of historic buildings
Find out more info HERE

Animal Control
City of Columbia website
Animal Mission website 
776-PETS (7387)

Outages

AT&T website 
1-877-737-2478

SCE&G website 
Call the numbers below or report online.

  • Emergency
    • Downed/sparking power lines
      1-888-333-4465
    • Gas leaks
      1-800-815-0083
  • Non-Emergency
    • Power outage
      1-888-333-4465
    • Streetlights & outdoor lighting
      1-800-251-7234

Time Warner Cable website
252-2253

Library

Richland County Public Library Main Branch website  (803) 799-9084

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