This map layer shows Graphics Code variances approved by the Graphics Commission. The Graphics Code, as described in Columbus Code Chapters 3375 to 3383 regulates private graphics within the city. A graphic is defined as any communication designed to be seen from any public place utilizing letters, words, numbers, symbols, pictures, color, illumination, geometric, or nongeometric shapes or planes, in whole or part, including all structural components. This map layer includes variances from approximately 2005 to current. Graphics commission actions are added to the map based on parcel and address location provided on the application. Data is maintained by the GIS Analyst at the Department of Building and Zoning Services.