A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) may be required if a property is a historic property or is located in a designated historic district. As a property owner in a historic district, it is important to remember that PRIOR to beginning and EXTERIOR changes to your property. Examples of work requiring a COA are:
1. Demolition of a historic property.
2. Demolition or erection of a building or structure in a historic district. This includes storage buildings, garages, sheds, greenhouses, etc..
3. Material changes in the exterior appearance of a historic property, structure, site, object, or work of art within a district. This includes windows, doors, columns, trim, decks/porches, chimney, roof pitch, sidewalks, driveways, etc...
4. Painting of original brick.
6. Signage, awnings, and balconies.
Not every project requires a formal hearing of the Commission and may be review by administration and granted Staff approval. Examples are:
1. Routine maintenance. This includes repainting or surfaces, repairs and replacement using the same materials, replacement of roofs, etc..
2. Replacing fencing.
Requiring hearing and Commission approval $50.00
Administrative review with Staff approval $10.00
Application deadlines are strictly enforced. Applications must be in the Historic Preservation office no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline. Partial applications will not be placed on the agenda until all necessary documentation and materials are submitted.