For information on new application deadlines for a Certificate of Appropriateness (or Approval) for June, and additional information on a new application review process, visit here.

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German Village Commission

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.

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Meetings and Calendar:

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.

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.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Beginning on July 1, 2021, all commission and board meetings staffed by the Planning Division will return to meeting in-person. Members of the public wishing to address a commission or board will be required to attend the meeting in-person. Hearings may be live streamed at

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

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10/05/2022 4:00pm GVC October 2022 Meeting Download
11/02/2022 4:00pm GVC November 2022 Meeting
12/07/2022 4:00pm GVC December 2022 Meeting
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9/07/2022 GVC September 2022 Meeting Download
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