Resource Center

Police and Fire (Non-Emergency)

South Region Police Station

2132 Devine Street  803-737-5881

Captain John P Williams, CO


Lt. Daniel J Wesley, Executive Officer


Neighborhood P.A.C.E. officer

Preston Avery  Cell: 803-206-3317


Columbia Police Department Non-Emergency  Website


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:

Fire Department: Non-emergency 803-545-3700

USC Department of Student Life/Student Services

Janie Kerzan (Office) 803-777-9886

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.


City of Columbia website

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

Columbia's 311 Online Requests Service  website

Richland County website

Moe Baddourah City Council Member District 3


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

Michael Lizewski

Planning and Development Services 


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

Code Enforcement website
Ronnie Hingleton

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)


AT&T website 

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

  • Emergency
    • Downed/sparking power lines
    • Gas leaks
  • Non-Emergency
    • Power outage
    • Streetlights & outdoor lighting

Time Warner Cable website


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

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