Historic Resources Commission

The Historic Resources Commission was established by Ordinance # 2638-80 in 1980. The Commission Guidelines were adopted in 1998. The Historic Resources Commission consists of seven (7) mayoral appointees who serve without compensation. It is the duty of the Commission to maintain the Columbus Register of Historic Properties and promote the conservation of the city's historic sites and structures.

The Commission considers applications and issues Certificates of Appropriateness for exterior alterations at properties within the Columbus Register Districts and properties individually listed in the Columbus Register of Historic Properties, pursuant to Columbus City Code chapters 3116 and 3117 and the Columbus Register of Historic Properties Architectural Guidelines.

Those looking to submit an application for review by the Historic Resources Commission should refer to the Information for Applicants resource for details on the process. The blank application form is linked below.

Meetings and Calendar:

Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday 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 www.youtube.com/cityofcolumbus

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

Additional information on how to participate or view a meeting as well as requesting meeting accommodations can be found here.


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Meeting Date Title Agenda
6/15/2023 4:00pm HRC June 2023 Meeting Download
7/20/2023 4:00pm HRC July 2023 Meeting
8/17/2023 4:00pm HRC August 2023 Meeting
9/21/2023 4:00pm HRC September 2023 Meeting
10/19/2023 4:00pm HRC October 2023 Meeting
11/16/2023 4:00pm HRC November 2023 Meeting
12/21/2023 4:00pm HRC December 2023 Meeting
Meeting Date Title Agenda Results/ Minutes
5/18/2023 HRC May 2023 Meeting Download
4/20/2023 HRC April 2023 Meeting Download Download
3/16/2023 HRC March 2023 Meeting Download Download
2/21/2023 HRC February 2022 Special Meeting Download Download
2/16/2023 HRC February 2023 Meeting -Cancelled Download
1/19/2023 HRC January 2023 Meeting Download Download
12/15/2022 HRC December 2022 Meeting - Canceled Download
11/17/2022 HRC November 2022 Meeting Download Download
10/25/2022 HRC October 2022 Special Meeting Download Download
10/20/2022 HRC October 2022 Meeting - Canceled Download
9/15/2022 HRC September 2022 Meeting Download Download
8/18/2022 HRC August 2022 Meeting Download Download
7/21/2022 HRC July 2022 Meeting Download Download
6/16/2022 HRC June 2022 Meeting Download