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State Road 205 Lighting

Twenty-six ornamental street lights now adorn the entranceway  to Columbia City as part of the SR205 road construction project. Shorty after energizing the lighting, a dead short resulted causing an outage to several of the street lights. The City has not yet accepted the street lights and the contractor is responsible for repairs. The contractor is aware of the problem and will be working to correct it. We anticipate having the lighting fully restored within 30 days.


Toys for Tots Signup Has Changed

Twenty-six Toys for Tots has changed how Whitley County residents sign up for the program. They are trying to simplify the process and make it easier on everyone to get the help they need at Christmas time.
This year, if you need assistance from the Toys for Tots program all you need to do is visit your closet Whitley County School. Even if your children are not school-aged, or if they are home schooled you are still able to sign up at any of the schools in Whitley County. This covers all Whitko Schools, Smith-Green Community Schools and Whitley County Consolidated Schools. You do not need to provide proof of income, Social Security cards or birth certificates.
Toys for Tots is hoping that providing more sign up locations around the county encourages more families that need assistance to sign up.
Toys for Tots assist all children ages newborn to 18. If you have any questions you can contact Tiffany Careins at

Housing Authority Taking Applications

The Columbia City Housing Authority is taking applications for the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program. The OOR Program helps low to moderate income households rehabilitate their homes. With a focus on making the City’s housing stock Safe, Sanitary and Security, see if the OOR program is right for you. Click here to fill out application.

Visit Downtown CC

Since 1888, Columbia City has stood strong as the center point for commerce and family life in Whitley County. Historic homes and brick streets blend into the downtown corridor with unique shops and businesses for residents and visitors alike.

Scenes from Columbia City

3 reasons to love Columbia City

Whether you are moving into a new home or just stopping by for a cup of joe at Brewha, the City and its residents welcome you with smiling faces and open hands. This safe, hospitable community has grown tremendously over the past 20 years and they aren’t done yet! Enjoy the small town safety and affordability with the accessibility and convenience of big city amenities. With the Orthopedics Capital of the World nearby and the expanding defense and agricultural industries of Northeast Indiana, workers are needed to fill new and expanding companies. We know life is better together, so come be a part of our growing community!

  • Safe Community of friends

    Recently ranked as one of the Top 20 Safest Communities in Indiana, Columbia City prides itself on being a safe and attractive community for individuals and families. Firefighters, Police, and Dispatchers continually work along-side residents to enhance the safety of neighborhoods through proactive programs and practices.

  • There is a Home Waiting for You

    With a diverse housing stock and available lots, there’s a place for you in Columbia City. A quick look around the community will reveal a house of all shapes and sizes just waiting for a family to make it a home. Various available lots hold a world of potential where you can build the home of your dreams. With downtown revitalization, new career opportunities and a great quality of life, you’ll want to be planted at the heart of Whitley County!

  • Conveniently Close to Everything

    Columbia City is strategically located less than 20 miles from Fort Wayne, Warsaw, Fort Wayne International Airport and more than 1200 regional shops and businesses. Within a 600 mile radius is over 50% of all the Nation’s consumer base. That means less shipping time and costs for your business. But, Columbia City is not all about work. Nearby lakes beckon you to relax and enjoy your weekends. Small town eateries will delight your taste buds. And, a friendly conversation is waiting at every corner.