Code Enforcement Office
440 Third Street • Columbus, IN 47201
Phone 812-379-1535 • Fax 812-379-1765
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Department of Technical Code Enforcement of Columbus/Bartholomew County is responsible for assuring that all construction meets minimum health and life standards, building codes and zoning requirements as specified or referenced in the Ordinances of Bartholomew County and the City of Columbus, Indiana.
The department issues permits for a variety of activities (including commercial and residential new construction, remodeling and swimming pools), reviews building plans, assigns addresses, answers requests for information on zoning, code requirements, flood plain coverage and number and type of permits issued. Code Enforcement is also responsible for fire inspections of businesses, schools and other public buildings located out of the city limits. We also investigate nuisance complaints and zoning violations out of the city limits.
Asst. Chief Code Enforcement Officer - Mark DeBusk
Zoning Enforcement Officer - Bill Klakamp
County Fire Inspector- Gene Wever
Residential Building Inspector - Keith Arbuckle
Residential Building Inspector - Terry Kirshman
Commerical Building Inspector - Jeff Abplanalp
First Deputy - Permit Clerk - Nancy Whipker
First Deputy - Permit Clerk - Roberta Brougher
Second Deputy - Permit Clerk - Stephanie Carr