Planning & Zoning


828-894-2732
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cathy Ruth  - County Planner
Mara Short - Planning Administrative Support

Building Inspections

828-894-3739
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Inspectors in office: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Permits Issued: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Steve Jones - Director of Inspections
Dan Bolt - Code Enforcement Officer
Clint Houser - Code Enforcement Officer
Kristy Tipton - Permits/Scheduling/Addressing

Fire Inspections

828-894-6342
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.

Bobby Arledge - Fire Marshal

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PO Box 308
Physical Location: 35 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
828-894-2913 - Fax