Useful Information

The village office provides general information and referral on a variety of issues. Sometimes it is hard to know whether a particular item falls under the purview of Columbia Association or some other agency. When in doubt, give us a call at 410-730-7327.

How to Report a Problem on CA Open Space:

How to Report a Problem to Howard County:

  • Tell HoCo: An easy way to report issues concerning potholes, graffiti, sidewalks, roadways, traffic signals, signs, sewer or water, parks, or trees. Download the app to your mobile device or access it on the County web site.
  • Graffiti: Use Tell HoCo or contact the police non-emergency number (410-313-2200). If the graffiti is on a CA tot lot, call the village office or CA Open Space to report it.
  • Road condition, damaged street sign, sidewalk, storm drainage or street tree problems: Use Tell HoCo or contact Highways Operations Division at or 410-313-7450.
  • Traffic signal, intersection safety, traffic calming or mistimed signal concerns: Use Tell HoCo or contact Traffic Engineering Division at or 410-313-2430.
  • Other issues: Use the Contact Us form found on the Howard County Government web site or call 410-313-2022 for information and referral.

Other Helpful Howard County Government Information:

Howard County Library  

  • Central branch: 410-313-7800
  • East Columbia branch: 410-313-7700

Columbia Association

  • CA Headquarters: 410-715-3000
  • Customer and Member Service Center: 410-730-1801
  • Aquatics Office: 410-312-6332
  • Annual Charge: 410-715-3058
  • Columbia Art Center: 410-730-0075
  • Columbia Ice Rink: 410-730-0322
  • Columbia Swim Center: 410-730-7000
  • Open Space: 410-312-6330
  • School Age Services: 410-715-3164

Grassroots Crisis Intervention: 410-531-6006

Howard County General Hospital 

  • Main: 410-740-7890
  • Emergency: 410-740-7777

Post Office (Main Columbia): 410-381-4373

Voter Information: 410-313-2727

Howard County Public Schools: 410-313-6600

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