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Columbia County offices will be closed Monday, May 27th, and Columbia County Library will be closed Saturday, May 25th - Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. The book returns will be locked to prevent overfilling, All offices and the library will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28th.

The Tax Commissioner’s office will be closed from Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 2:00pm through Monday, May 27, 2019 for new system implementation. For more information, please visit the Tax Commissioner's website

Plan Review

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The Plan Review Department is responsible for the smooth progress toward approval of public and private site development plans as well as final and individual plats.

The review includes verification of compliance with local, state and federal regulations in each of the following 11 review areas:

  • Addressing/GIS
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Erosion, Sedimentation, and Pollution Control
  • Fire Protection
  • Floodplain Management
  • Health Department (project with swimming pools or septic systems)
  • Landscaping
  • Planning/Zoning Compliance
  • Stormwater Management
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Water Utility

Plan Review Forms

Deadline Schedules

Preliminary Subdivision Plats

Final Subdivision Plats 

Project Information

Early Assistance

Staff is available for pre-development consultations.  Understanding County's expectations is paramount to assessing a project's feasibility, cost and schedule.  Call to make an appointment with the Plan Review Team at 706-447-1376.

Minor Subdivision Plats

As per Columbia County Code Section 74-42, proposed subdivisions resulting in not more than 4 lots or tracts including the remaining portion of the original tract can be processed administratively. Please contact Kevin Fort at 706-312-7196 for additional information.

Land Disturbance Permit

On June 7, 2016, the Board of Commissioners adopted a policy to require all projects with land disturbing activity to complete a Land Disturbance Application.

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