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City of Columbus

123 Washington Street

812-376-2500

Columbus

IN

47201

Animal Care Services

Description

The mission of the Columbus Animal Care Services Department is to protect and enhance the safety, health, and welfare of the animals and residents in our community.

Hours

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 10am-5pm
Sat 10am-Noon

Eligibility

Fees

Vary

Intake Procedure

What To Bring

Photo ID

Address

2730 Arnold Street

Columbus

IN

47203

Phone Number

(812) 376-2505

Additional Languages

Website

ColumBUS Transit

Description

ColumBUS has five fixed routes. See website for Routes 1-5 Maps and Schedules.
All fixed routes are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bicycle racks.

Hours

Bus Service Hours
Mon-Fri 6am-8pm
Sat 6am-6pm

Eligibility

Fees

FREE

Intake Procedure

Arrive at bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.
For more information about Call-A-BUS or to schedule a ride, call (812) 376-2506.

What To Bring

Address

850 Lindsey Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

(812) 376-2506

Additional Languages

Website

Columbus Housing Improvement Program

Description

The Columbus Housing Improvement Program, administered by the City of Columbus, offers funding for the rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes. This program provides financial assistance for repairs including roof replacement, HVAC upgrades, and aging-in-place improvements such as accessible bathrooms, improved lighting, ramps, and other accessibility modifications.

Hours

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Eligibility

Available for single-family owner-occupied homes within the city limits of Columbus. To be eligible, homes must be insured, not located within a 100-year floodplain, and property taxes must be current. They should also be in compliance with city ordinances and be permanent units with foundations (most mobile homes are not eligible). Additionally, homes being purchased on contract are not eligible for the program. Applicants must meet income guidelines provided by HUD to qualify.

Fees

Intake Procedure

Call to request application or print from website.

What To Bring

Application, verification of assets/mortgage/homeowners insurance/all income, copy of deed/current paid property tax receipts

Address

748 Franklin Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

(812) 376-9949

Additional Languages

Website

Columbus Police Department

Description

The Columbus Police Department is a law enforcement agency that is responsible for enforcing laws in the city of Columbus, IN.

Hours

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Eligibility

Fees

Vary

Intake Procedure

What To Bring

Address

123 Washington Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

(812) 376-2600

Additional Languages

Website

Cooling Center

Description

Extreme hot temperatures can pose a serious threat to health and safety, especially to vulnerable populations.
Cooling stations are a cool facility where individuals without air conditioning can go and cool down.

Hours

July 15, 2024
8am-5pm

Eligibility

Anyone needing a cool place to go during the heat.

Fees

Intake Procedure

What To Bring

Address

739 22nd Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

Additional Languages

Website

Mayor's Office

Description

As the head of the city’s executive branch, the mayor’s office maintains six different departments as well as six city offices. The responsibilities of the office include: enforcing city ordinances and state laws; appointing, supervising, and removing heads and employees of city government departments, agencies, and divisions; appointing, supervising, and removing deputy mayors, with appointments subject to City-County Council approval; reviewing and either approving or disapproving, in writing and within 10 days, ordinances or appropriations passed by the City-County Council, with the mayor’s vetoes subject to being overridden by a two-thirds vote of the councilors; communicating and coordinating with the City-County Council and the Marion County Commissioners concerning the financial condition and budget of the city and county; and setting the salaries of city officers and employees, subject to City-County Council approval for salaries of police and fire employees.

Hours

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Eligibility

Fees

Intake Procedure

What To Bring

Address

123 Washington Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

(812) 376-2510

Additional Languages

Website

Spay/Neuter Clinic

Description

Friends of Columbus Animal Care Services provides transportation for cats and dogs from Bartholomew County to various clinics in southern and central Indiana who provide high-quality low-cost spay neuter services to domestic and feral cats and dogs. We do this in an effort to reduce unwanted pet overpopulation in our county and promote animal health and safety in the community.

Hours

Clinic dates and times vary, but are typically done twice per month.

Eligibility

Fees

Vary

Intake Procedure

Visit www.columbus.in.gov/animal-care-services/spay-and-neuter-clinic/ to request an appointment.

Please note when you complete this application, you are entering the wait list for these services. Waits are currently 2-4 months long for female cats and dogs. Large dogs may wait up to 4-6 months long after applying. You must respond promptly when told we are ready to schedule your pet.

What To Bring

Animal being treated; updated vaccine records; payment for treatment

Address

2730 Arnold Street

Columbus

IN

47201

Phone Number

(812) 376-2505

Additional Languages

Website

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