Columbia City Council gave final reading approval of Ordinance 2015-099 on April 19, 2016 with an effective date of July 1, 2016, which establishes that every residential rental property within the City must have a Residential Rental Permit prior to allowing occupancy as a rental unit.

If you and/or your organization have or plan to rent a residential unit after July 1, 2016, you and/or your organization must apply for a permit at the location listed below. For more information please contact Anitra L. Bolton at 803-545-4362.

Download Rental Housing Ordinance (PDF)Download Residential Rental Checklist (PDF)Download Residential Rental Application - Nonbusiness (up to 4 units) (PDF)Download Residential Rental Application - Business (5 or more units) (PDF)Download Residential Rental Application - Renewal (PDF)Download Residential Rental FAQ (PDF)

Code Enforcement Division

ATTN: Anitra L. Bolton
1136 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Columbia SC, 29201

Fax: (803) 255-8935

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