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111 North Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215   
Office:  (614) 645-7433 
Fax:  (614) 645-0082 
Weekdays: 9:00AM to 4:00PM 
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2021 Observed Holidays

January 1         New Year's Day

January 18       MLK Jr Day

February 15     President's Day

May 31            Memorial Day

July 5              Independence Day

September 6    Labor Day

November 11   Veterans Day

November 25   Thanksgiving Day

December 24   Christmas Day


Graphics Commission

Meeting Information

Meeting Date:
10/19/2021 @ 4:15pm
Application Deadline:
October 2021 GC Meeting Agenda

Meeting Results

October 2021 GC Meeting Results

Meetings and Calendar:

  •  Regular meetings are held as needed - generally on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4:15 pm, in the Public Hearing room located at 111 North Front St, 43215.  Free parking is available in the city parking garage located at 141 North Front St, 43215. Go to the specific month’s agenda for instructions how to join the meeting.  This should be done at least one day before the actual meeting. Meetings are subject to cancellation or rescheduling. You are encouraged to contact the Building Office for meeting confirmation.
  • CLICK HERE for Meeting Schedule and instructions Meeting Agenda and Results are below
  • Agendas are finalized approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.  Please check back if the meeting you are interested in is not yet posted.  If you have questions, you may contact us at 645-4522.
  • Meetings can be viewed via livestream on City of Columbus' YouTube channel, by clicking

Our duties are:

  • Hear and decide all requests, except as provided for in C.C. 3359, for appeals or variances from the application of this Graphics Code;
  • Hear and decide all requests, except as provided for in C.C. 3359, for special permits where required by this Graphics Code;
  • Hear and decide all requests, except as provided for in C.C. 3359, for approval of a graphics plan and any other action required by this Graphics Code to be heard by the graphics commission;
  • Review, except as provided for in C.C. 3359, special graphics control area design criteria and standards proposed for adoption and to make a recommendation to city council;
  • Serve as a board of appeals from rulings or procedures of the board of examiners of general and limited sign erectors;
  • Review the existing Graphics Code and propose new legislation to be prepared by the department;
  • Review all pending legislation pertaining to graphics and make recommendations to city council; and
  • Recommend changes to the City Codes pertaining to graphics.

Applications: Applicants should contact the staff representative for information regarding application deadlines and submittal requirements.

Meeting Accommodations -  It is the policy of the City of Columbus that all City-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance in participating in this meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the ADA, please call the City's ADA Coordinator at 614-645-7206 at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.