Historic Preservation & Development Review: Boards & Commissions

The Planning Division serves as staff to 11 separate Boards, Commissions, and Panels. To identify if a property is within a board or commission area use this map and search the address. For the advisory panels, contact either planninginfo@columbus.gov or zoninginfo@columbus.gov. See the list of Boards, Commissions, and Panels below.

Property owners and developers that are making changes to property within these areas may be required to obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness or Certificate of Approval (COA). Changes that may require review by a board, commission or panel include all exterior changes, change of use, signs/graphics, landscaping, demolition, new construction, and/or lot combinations. 

The links to individual boards, commissions, and panels will provide detailed information regarding meeting schedules, agenda, minutes, application materials, contact information, etc.

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Boards, Commissions, & Panel Membership 

Board, Commission, and Panel Members serve in an important role to guide Columbus' growth in a manner that preserves and enhances the unique character of each of our neighborhoods. 

Members are appointed by the Mayor and serve in a volunteer capacity to review applications for Certificates of Appropriateness or Certificates of Approval for development in the city's design review areas and historic districts. Development proposals can include new construction, exterior building modifications, exterior site improvements, and exterior graphics. We value Boards, Commissions, and Panels that are diverse and reflect the diversity of the citizens that make up the population of the City of Columbus. 

If you are interested in becoming a member, please send an email with "Member Inquiry" as the email subject to planninginfo@columbus.gov and include a current resume to inquire.