Building Department

Columbia County provides all building related services for the City of Dayton. This includes: building permits, inspections, general building questions, and building code interpretation and expertise.

For building related inquires, please contact the County Building Official: Robert Stearns via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 509-382-3941 Ext. 105.

Building permit applications shall be submitted to the County Planning and Building Dept for review and will be forwarded to the City of Dayton and other departments as deemed necessary.

Building Permit Applications

Visit the Columbia County Planning & Building website to obtain building permit application forms. Reminder - applications must be submitted to City Hall for Planning review.

Click here to visit the Columbia County website.