How to Start Your Improvement Project in Columbus, GA
1) Before you begin a major project, check for local zoning and safety restrictions:
City of Columbus Zoning
2) Find out about any available local home improvement incentives and programs:
Hurricane Katrina, FEMA, and affordable housing opportunities
Columbus GA HUD Home Repair Programs
3) Check to see if your improvements qualify for US tax credits or incentives:
Tax Credits for Energy-Saving Improvements
4) Get free estimates from local prescreened contractors:
Prescreened Local Contractors
5) Find out whether building permits will be required:
Columbus GA Building Permits
6) Check the records of contractors you're considering:
Columbus GA Better Business Bureau
Get general information about this area here: Columbus GA Information
If necessary, file construction complaints here: Georgia Contractor Licensing Board
A Closer Look at Columbus, GA
Geographic and weather concerns that may impact building and design: Hurricanes, Flooding, Tornadoes, Lightning
Elevation: 300 ft.
Average Temperature: 49 degrees F
Average Rainfall: 48.5 in.
Average Snowfall: 1 in.