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.
Those looking to submit an application for review by the German Village 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 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. 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 see the meeting calendar for exact dates, times and locations.
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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