Planning and Building

Columbia County Planning and Building oversees county land use, zoning, comprehensive plan updates, and environmental uses. The department also provides building services for Columbia County, the City of Dayton, the Town of Waitsburg, the Town of Starbuck, and Garfield County.

We have an opening on the Columbia County

 Planning Commission.  Learn more HERE. 



Submit a Comprehensive Plan Docket item.  The deadline has ended for the 2023 docket cycle. Submissions for the 2024 annual review may be submitted at any time.

Projects Open to Public Comment

Comments on the below projects may be submitted in writing to the planning department (114 S. 2nd St.) or via email to

2023 Comprehensive Plan Docket List

Proposed ORD 2022-02 Agricultural Zones


Pay for your permit online with a debit or credit card.

*Minimum $2 or 2.5% convenience fee applies.

We are continuously updating our website to better assist you. Please email Dena Martin at For security reasons, you must enable JavaScript to view this E-mail address. if you have questions regarding the Planning and Building Department website or if you have any comments on how we can make this resource more useful for you.