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  • What do I need to bring in to get a permit for a new house?

  • What does a bond do?

  • What are the setbacks on my property?

  • What can my property be used for?

  • Is my property in a floodplain?

  • How do I obtain flood insurance?

  • If my property does not fit the standards that I want to use it for, what can I do?

  • Do I need a permit to put in a swimming pool?

  • Why do I have to have a city contractor's license since I have a state license?

  • Does the City of Columbus recognize licenses from other states?

  • What does the City do about dilapidated property?

  • When does the Planning Commission meet, and what is the deadline to submit applications for their agenda?

  • What does Columbus do to encourage housing construction?