Below are applications for commercial and multi-family development projects. To understand what materials are required to be submitted with an application, see the Project Checklists.
Click on the link below for the application you need.
Permanent Encroachment Application (Commercial)
Temporary Encroachment Permit Application (Work in Right-of Way)
These checklists are created to assist you with the requirements for submitting plans for commercial and multi-family building projects. If you have questions concerning this information contact the Development Center at 803-545-3483. Click on the link below for the checklist you need.
Commercial Development, New and/or Addition
Commercial Upfit and/or Change in Use
Major Subdivision (Planning Commission)
For information regarding fee schedules and payments, please see our Payments page.
The City of Columbia is pleased to offer an additional method to apply for certain simple building permits! This asterix * indicates email-ready application forms.
** Indicates that additional information other than permit application is required for permitting. Refer to the appropriate project checklist for information. Additionally, if the job is located in a design, historic, or flood district, additional information may be required.
NOTE: The above documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader.