This map layer shows building permits issued by the City of Columbus Department of Building and Zoning Services. The period of record is 2010 to present. Building permits authorize a homeowner, contractor, or other entity to perform work such as building a new structure, altering an existing structure, demolition of a structure, display/construction of a sign, and other activities. Permits are issued for single family, multi-family, and commercial properties. This layer is updated nightly as new permits are issued.