Polk County Housing Survey

Welcome to the Polk County Housing Needs Assessment Survey! This survey is part of the public outreach conducted during the Housing Need Project. The purpose of this survey is to help the planning team further understand the housing needs of Polk County and learn about specific community needs.

 Your responses will help to describe current housing supply, demand, and affordability within Polk County and begin to identify what types of housing may be needed in the future. The Housing Needs Assessment will identify potential targeted improvement strategies or actions. Your responses will remain anonymous, and results will be presented in aggregate form only.

This survey consists of two pages, including key questions about the current state of housing in Polk County and demographic information. This survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

For questions regarding this survey, please email

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The Town of Columbus is a small community located on Highway 74 and I-26 in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills of Western North Carolina. Columbus is the county seat and business/commerce center of Polk County. We are hosting a Spring Festival on May 4, 2024. This festival promises a unique fun-filled day with a wide variety of local and regional craft vendors along with bouncy houses for the kids. This family friendly festival is scheduled on the historic Antebellum Courthouse lawn in conjunction with Courthouse Street. Local restaurants are nearby.

Please fill out the vendor application and return it to Town Hall. 

Polk County Farmers Market- 2024 Summer Market

As the Summer Market is coming to an end on October 21st, the Winter Market will be opening back up in Columbus and Saluda later this year! This means that the Polk County markets are once again open year-round! Both markets will be offered from November 2023 through April 2024, from 10 AM - 1 PM on Saturdays. The Columbus Market will be held the first and third Saturday of each month at Iron Key Brewing, located at 135 Locust Street, Columbus NC 28722 just behind the Rural Seed Restaurant. The Saluda Market will be held on the second and fourth Saturdays each month at Saluda Center at 64 Greenville Street, Saluda NC, 28733. Lastly, the Saluda Tailgate Market will be held on Fridays from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM located off W. Main Street in Saluda, NC 28773. For more information contact email, visit their website at polkcounty, or call (828) 894 – 22841. Hope to see you there!

We Now Offer Paperless Billing!

The Town of Columbus is excited to announce that we now offer email notifications and paperless billing. If you're interested in signing up for email notifications or paperless billing please fill out the water/sewer update form click here and once you have completed the form please email it to Everyone can now view and pay their bills online by visiting
You must have your account number and the last four digits of your phone number associated with your account to pay online or by phone.
95 Walker Street Columbus, NC 28722 - P.O. Box 146 Columbus, NC 28722 Phone: 828-894-8236 Fax: 828-894-2797