The October 2015 flood resulted in extensive damage to residential and business property, as well as infrastructure, throughout the City of Columbia. Recovering from this historic event will be a multi-year process. Please visit this page to stay informed on flood recovery information and news.



Gills Creek Sanitary Sewer Line

Download Public Notice 


 Road to Recovery Annual Report 

Status of Recovery One Year After the Historic Flood Events in October 2015

Flood Recovery Dashboard                         
To view information about the Columbia Flood Recovery Program, please visit the new dashboard that provides more details about jobs by phase and location as well as cost by departments. Flood Recovery Dashboard



CDBG-Disaster Recovery Information

Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR)

CDBG-DR funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may be used to cover expenses for unmet needs resulting from the October 2015 flood. The City of Columbia will receive $19.89 million for flood recovery efforts.


 Flood Repair Process

There are very important facts to be aware of before moving forward with any repairs to a flood-damaged home located in the floodplain. Taking steps without accurate information can cost time and money. Anyone making repairs to a flood-damaged structure in the City of Columbia needs to get a zoning and building permit from the Development Center. If using the service of a contractor, they must be licensed by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.
Visit Development Inspections for more information about the permitting process can be found online or by calling (803) 545-3483. Visit Floodplain Management for more information on the City's floodplain program.

Important Documents

Permit Applications (all are required)


Contact Information

Floodplain Manager:   Ali Khan    (803) 545-3400    [email protected]
Building Codes:   Jerry Thompson    (803) 545-3442    [email protected]
Planning questions:   Krista Hampton    (803) 545-3425    [email protected]
Building Permits:   Development Center    (803) 545-3420 

October 2015 SC Severe Storms and Flooding Procurement Opportunities

The City of Columbia's Purchasing Division has begun advertising the October 2015 SC Severe Storms & Flooding DR4241 competitive procurement opportunities on the City’s website. These procurement opportunities will be solicited for various commodities and services needed to support our disaster recovery efforts.  The deadlines for receiving responses to our solicitations will depend upon several factors including, but not limited to, the urgency of the needed item or service, the source selection method, the potential contract value, etc.  To access Bid Online, visit the City of Columbia’s Purchasing Department page.