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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