Planning

Planning & Economic Development
828-894-2732

828-894-2895
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fee Schedule
Contact us: Chelsea Allen, Planning Administrator

Contact us: Cathy Ruth, Planning/Economic Development Director
Contact us: Sarah Zoellers, GIS/Business Development Specialist

Building Inspections

828-894-3739
Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Inspectors in office: 8:00-9:00 am
Permits Issued: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Contact us - Patrick Rimer, Director of Inspections     
Contact us - Alex Hutchins, Code Enforcement Officer 
Contact us - Jared Fox, Code Enforcement Officer
Contact us - Brooke Conner, Permits/Scheduling

Environmental Health
828-894-3739
Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Inspectors in office: 8:00-9:00 am
Permits Issued: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Contact us - Geoffrey Hiles, Inspector Supervisor  
Contact us - Luke Whaley, Inspector, Well & Septic  
Contact us - Camille Gwyn, Inspector, Food & Lodging   
Contact us - Marleydis Alejo, Permits

Fire Inspections
828-894-6342
Office Hours: 8:30 am–5:00 pm
Contact us - Bobby Arledge, Fire Marshal


PO Box 308
Physical Location: 35 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
828-894-2913 - Fax
828-894-3739 - Building/Environmental Health
828-894-2732 - Planning