The City of Columbus does not have a department dedicated solely to Planning and Zoning. These duties are shared by the Engineering and the Community Development Departments. The common goal of the two departments is to guide the physical development of the community to meet present and future needs of its citizens in a way that promotes good civic design, convenience, health, safety, efficiency, and provides for a well planned community.
The Planning Commission meets once a month to hear land development and zoning cases. Applications for zoning changes and plats can be obtained at the City Engineer's office in City Hall.