The Department of Building and Zoning Services’ Map Room is responsible for a variety of functions. Their primary responsibility is serving as the City’s addressing authority. They also manage the naming and renaming of streets and maintain detailed records relative to these and other business functions.
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Certified Addresses represent the Map Room’s assignment of official street addresses to buildings, and/or building entrances, within the City of Columbus. These assignments are in accordance with Chapter 907 of Columbus City Code. These addresses are then included within a regionally maintained Geographic Information System (GIS) database, and are utilized by numerous City of Columbus computer applications. These addresses are also available for public download and use at MORPC.org.
Zoning Numbers are assigned for areas of land and not to specific buildings. These zoning numbers are issued in order to facilitate zoning related applications to the Department of Building & Zoning Services, including rezoning and zoning variance. They might encompass multiple parcels, a whole parcel, or a portion of a parcel. They may not be used for building permit application purposes.
The Map Room is responsible for approving new street names proposed for use within the City of Columbus. They also coordinate the review and approval/denial of requests to rename existing City streets.