Planning & Zoning


828-894-2732
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cathy Ruth  - Cathy Ruth, County Planner
Hannah Lynch - Hannah Lynch, Planning Administrator

Building Inspections

828-894-3739
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Inspectors in office: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Permits Issued: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

David Gosnell - David Gosnell, Director of Inspections
Dan Bolt - Dan Bolt, Code Enforcement Officer
Patrick Rimer - Patrick Rimer, Code Enforcement Officer
Kristy Tipton - Kristy Tipton, Permits/Scheduling
Yvette Szuster - Yvette Szuster, Addressing/Permits

Environmental Health

828-894-3739
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Inspectors in office: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Permits Issued: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stephen Chambers - Stephen Chambers, Inspector, Well & Septic
Geoff Hiles - Geoff Hiles, Inspector, Food & Lodging

Fire Inspections

828-894-6342
Office Hours: 8:30 am –  5:00 pm

Bobby Arledge - Bobby Arledge, Fire Marshal

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PO Box 308
Physical Location: 35 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
828-894-2913 - Fax