Alert & Notification Sign Up

The City of Columbia wants to keep our citizens informed. Please review the two options below to receive important City and County notifications. Choosing to sign up for both options will provide you with all emergency and general information distributed by the City and the County. 

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CodeRED is an ultra-high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. Most of these notifications will be from the county. You will receive EMERGENCY health, safety and weather notifications. Including the following:

  • Boil Orders
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Information
  • Chemical Spills
  • Evacuation Notices
  • Missing Person(s)
  • Weather Emergencies

We encourage all residents to add their cell phones and choose the text message options for the alerts that you would like. Text message notifications are faster than the calling features. Standard text messaging fees from your carrier may apply.

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The City of Columbia allows residents to sign up for additional notifications through their Notify Me alerts. It sends text/email notifications for the following items:

  • City Calendar
    Public hearings/notices, special meetings, City special events
  • City of Columbia Job Postings
  • Emergency Alerts 
    Boil orders
  • General City Information 
    Road construction/closures, public works projects, trash/recycling, leaf/limb pick-up and Columbia Quarterly newsletter

If you are interested in receiving these notifications you can sign up on our Notify Me page. Follow the instructions on the page and choose which notifications you would like to receive.

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