In an effort to gain compliance, the City is offering a one-time Amnesty on the late penalties charged for expired rental permits over the next 15 days, beginning on March 1, 2022. If you have an expired rental permit you can mail the application along with the annual registration fees or come by the office located at 920-A Hemlock Drive between March 1, 2022 and March 15, 2022. All applications mailed post-marked by March 15, 2022 will be considered for the Amnesty. Renewal applications and additional rental ordinance information can be found online at https://columbiapd.net/residential-rentals/ . You can also reach our office by calling 803-545-4362.
Mayor Daniel J. Rickenmann stated, “This amnesty period will allow rental property owners to pay their fees without facing additional penalties. This approach demonstrates that we are open to new ways and new ideas for conducting business.”