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Snow Removal Information

As the winter season approaches us again, we would like to inform our community of some snow removal procedures and ways you can help this year.

For after hour snow events, the Police department will contact us when they feel it is necessary for us to come in and plow or put material down on slick roads.

Anytime we get approximately 3 inches of snow or more, the street department will pile snow in the downtown area to help with business parking. The piles will usually be hauled away within three days of the event. We will also plow alleys when we get 3 inches of snow or more, after the streets have been cleared.

Snow in cul-de-sacs will be plowed to the center of the cul-de-sacs on heavier snow events until all the streets are cleared, the snow will then be removed from the center and piled behind the curbs.

Removing your vehicles and trash containers from the streets and cul-de-sacs would be helpful before or during snow events. This will allow us to plow up next to curbs or the edge of the streets. Also please do not shovel or blow snow into the streets from sidewalks or driveways.

We as a department strive to keep our community safe during the winter season; we appreciate your help in making this a safe snow removal season.

Patriotic Park Veteran Bricks

The City of Columbia City, Indiana is excited to offer customized, engraved bricks to honor local Veterans. The bricks will be placed around the Veterans monument in Patriotic Park. You can purchase a brick to be placed near the monument if you or a loved one are a Veteran. The brick will be a permanent way for your family and the community to honor those who served. The purpose of these bricks is to honor Whitley County’s Veterans. The City is excited to honor all Veterans who served in war and peacetime.

Please note that Bricks R Us will only ship a minimum of 10 bricks at a time to the City of Columbia City. Brick installation may be delayed until we’ve received a minimum of 10 individual orders. You may call 260-248-5111 with any questions about your order.

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RAVE Notification System

  • Public officials in Columbia City are excited to announce that notifications via
    RAVE are now available to all our residents. RAVE is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from the City of Columbia City. With the implementation of RAVE, residents can be informed regarding public meetings, special events, sports sign-ups, utility disconnect days, emergencies, and much more. RAVE allows residents to be alerted via text, email, or voice message about topics they are interested in, while opting out of topics that are not of interest. Once an account is created, these selections can be changed at any time.

    Columbia City residents can sign up for notifications of interest for free at Once registered, they will receive timely alerts straight to their phone or email. Not only will RAVE provide alerts regarding potentially lifesaving actions or emergencies, but it will also enable all residents to “be in the know” regarding what is happening right here in Columbia City. The plethora of opt-in choices is vast and allows all residents to be notified about what topics interest them.

“Thank you for checking out our community! Whether you’re seeking a career change or a safe place to raise your family, Columbia City is the place you are looking for. We hope to speak with you soon about the opportunities that await you in Columbia City”
Mayor Ryan Daniel

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.