Planning & Zoning

Tim Barth serves as the Town Planner. If you have questions regarding any building or use of your property, or if you are interested in putting a sign up, please contact the Town Manager at (828) 894-8236, or via email

Mr. Barth handles permit review and provides staff recommendations.  He also serves as the Staff liaison to the Columbus Planning Board and Board of Adjustments at their board meetings held monthly on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.


Proposed Amendment to Zoning Ordinance  

Zoning Map

The Town of Columbus is divided into the following zoning districts:

  • Central Business District (CBD)
  • Highway Commercial (HC)
  • Industrial (IND)
  • Public Service (PS)
  • Low Density Residential (R1)
  • Community Residential-Medium Density Residential (R2)
  • Residential Estate (RE)
95 Walker Street Columbus, NC 28722 - P.O. Box 146 Columbus, NC 28722 Phone: 828-894-8236 Fax: 828-894-2797