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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.

5.  Fencing.

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.


Fee Schedule

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.


Certificate of Appropriateness application