Press Releases
Jun 01, 2020
Mayor Benjamin is Joined by Columbia Interfaith Leaders to Observe Day of Mourning and Lament In Recognition of 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths in U.S.
As our nation marks the deaths of 100,000 people in the U.S. from COVID-19, including almost 500 lives lost to the virus in South Carolina.
Jun 01, 2020
Lincoln Street Parking Facility Closed to the Public until Wednesday June 3rd,2020
The City of Columbia Lincoln Street Parking Facility located at 820 Washington Street will be closed to the public effective immediately until Wednesday June 3rd, 2020.
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City of Columbia Community Development Department releases COVID Cares Act (Community Development Block Grant) Survey
City of Columbia Community Development Department releases COVID Cares Act (Community Development Block Grant) Survey
The City of Columbia has been allocated $611,921.00 as a result of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) funding to provide additional resources in response to COVID-19.
City of Columbia Launches Channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV
City of Columbia Launches Channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV
In an effort to provide more access to City of Columbia information, the City of Columbia’s Public Relations, Media & Marketing Department has launched channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
City of Columbia Awards $1.4 million to 323 Locally Owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Closures as Part of a Resilient Columbia: Economic Sustainability Plan
City of Columbia Awards $1.4 million to 323 Locally Owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Closures as Part of a Resilient Columbia: Economic Sustainability Plan
The Small Business Stabilization Program has provided relief to businesses across Columbia in all sectors of industry.
City of Columbia to Resume Enforcement of On-street Meter Parking and Off-street Parking Facilities
City of Columbia to Resume Enforcement of On-street Meter Parking and Off-street Parking Facilities
The City of Columbia Parking Service Division has announced that it will begin the reactivation of parking enforcement beginning Monday May 18, 2020.
City of Columbia Outdoor Dining Encroachment Updates
City of Columbia Outdoor Dining Encroachment Updates
The City of Columbia supports and encourages the public use and enjoyment of sidewalks, tree zones, and other right-of-way areas for outdoor dining in all entertainment districts.
City of Columbia Begins Peace of Mind Initiative Providing COVID-19 First Responders, Medical Professionals & Front Line City Staff Safe Rest Spaces in Participating Local Hotels
City of Columbia Begins Peace of Mind Initiative Providing COVID-19 First Responders, Medical Professionals & Front Line City Staff Safe Rest Spaces in Participating Local Hotels
The City of Columbia has partnered with several local hotels to launch the Peace of Mind initiative, beginning on Friday, May 8.
Important Information from the City of Columbia Business License Division
Important Information from the City of Columbia Business License Division
The Business License Division remains closed to the public until further notice to protect citizens and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please view details regarding our services.
Columbia City Council Declares Curfew Effective Friday, April 10
Columbia City Council Declares Curfew Effective Friday, April 10
Columbia City Council has confirmed Mayor Steve Benjamin’s State of Emergency declaration of a city-wide curfew (Ordinance #2020-037) that will go into effect on Friday, April 10.
COVID-19 Solid Waste Collection Procedures
COVID-19 Solid Waste Collection Procedures
Solid Waste Division is asking all residents to ensure all household garbage is bagged and containerized and all recyclables are containerized in the appropriate City-issued roll carts.
City of Columbia to Waive Online Payment Processing Charge for Water, Sewer, Commercial Solid Waste & Parking Garage Rental Services
City of Columbia to Waive Online Payment Processing Charge for Water, Sewer, Commercial Solid Waste & Parking Garage Rental Services
To support efforts of our entire Midlands community, the online payment processing charge will be waived for water, sewer, commercial solid waste and parking garage rental fees until further notice.
Mayor's Corner
Mayor Steve Benjamin
Welcome to the official website of the City of Columbia! I hope that it is helpful to you, as we offer many services and attractions here in our beautiful capital city!
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City Council
City Manager
City Manager Teresa Wilson
As a municipal trailblazer, City Manager Teresa Wilson leads the executive team for South Carolina's capital city. On a daily basis, she works diligently to address the needs of residents in the community.
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Envision Columbia City Council Vision Statement