German Village Commission

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The German Village Commission is no longer accepting pdf applications submitted via email. Instead, all applications must be submitted via the Citizens Action Portal.

The Citizens Access Portal can be found here:
  -If you already have a Citizens Access Portal account, feel free to use your existing account.
  -If you do not have an account, you will have to register for a Citizens Access Portal account.
  -Instructions on how to register and complete the application process can be found here(PDF, 2MB)

Being that this is a new process, we are happy to assist you along the way if needed. For assistance call 614-724-4437.


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The German Village Commission and the German Village Historic District were established by Ordinance # 976-60 and 1221-60 in 1960. The Commission Guidelines were adopted in 1989. The German Village Commission consists of seven (7) mayoral appointees who serve without compensation. It is the duty of the Commission to preserve, protect and enhance the unique architectural and historical features of the German Village Historic District.

The Commission considers applications and issues Certificates of Appropriateness for exterior alterations at properties located within the German Village Historic District boundaries, pursuant to Columbus City Code chapters 3116 and 3119 and the German Village District Guidelines.

Those looking to submit an application for review by the German Village Commission should refer to the Information for Applicants(PDF, 1MB) resource for details on the process. The blank application form is linked below.

Meeting Information

Meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of the month at the City of Columbus, 111 N. Front St., 2nd Floor in room 204 (Hearing Room), starting at 4:00 p.m. Hearings may be live streamed at

Business meetings are generally held two weeks previous to the commission hearing at the City of Columbus, 111 N. Front St., 2nd Floor in room 204 (Hearing Room) at 12:00 p.m. Please see the meeting calendar for exact dates, times and locations.

Please note: Meeting dates and locations are subject to change or cancellation. You are encouraged to contact the Historic Preservation Office for confirmation.

See Meeting Information(PDF, 374KB) for additional information on how to participate or view a meeting as well as requesting meeting accommodations.




Calendar and Materials

2024 Meetings

Meeting Date & Time

Application Deadline

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

January 3, 2024 at 4pm December 7, 2023 Agenda Minutes
February 7, 2024 at 4pm January 11, 2024  Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2024 at 4pm  February 8, 2024 Agenda Minutes
April 3, 2024 at 4pm  March 7, 2024 Agenda Minutes
May 1, 2024 at 4pm April 4, 2024 Agenda  Minutes
June 5, 2024 at 4pm May 9, 2024  Agenda
July 1, 2024 at 4pm June 6, 2024 Agenda 
August 7, 2024 at 4pm July 11, 2024  
September 4, 2024 at 4pm August 8, 2024  
October 2, 2024 at 4pm September 5, 2024  
November 6, 2024 at 4pm October 10, 2024 
December 4, 2024 at 4pm  November 7, 2024