Apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness for New Construction

Would you like to build new construction on historic property? Learn the steps to apply here.

Online Form

We don't accept online applications for this service
You can complete the paper application or visit our office. View the Paper Form tab of this page for instructions and to download the form. Call or visit our office if you need help applying. You can find our number and address in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you fill out an application!

 

Paper Form

Review the hearing dates

New construction projects require a Historic Commission hearing. View the schedule here. Your application needs to be submitted before the filing date of your preferred meeting.

Gather information and supporting materials

Submitting supporting materials with your application helps the commission understand the project and helps the application process go smoothly. 

Some common supporting documents include:

  • Photos of the entire structure in current condition from the street. These should be labeled with the address and date of photos
  • Elevation drawings of all sides of the new construction
  • Materials list, including size and type of material
  • Optional: physical samples of materials to be installed. These help show the color, texture, and scale of new materials

Download and fill out the form

You'll need to fill out some information about yourself, your property, and your project. You can download the form below.

Download the English version here(PDF, 319KB)

Drop off your completed application with fee

Attach your supporting materials to your application. Our address is in the Contact Us section on this page.

Each application requires a non-refundable fee. The fee for a new construction application is $1,064.

The Historic Preservation Commission will review your project

After the hearing, the Historic Preservation Commission will approve or deny your proposal. 

If the commission approves your project, they will issue a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA). Once you have proper permits for your project, you can begin your work!

If the commission denies your project, you can either revise your request and resubmit, or appeal to the State Historic Preservation Review Board.

Phone

We don't accept phone applications for this service
You can complete the paper application or visit our office. Click the Paper Form or In Person tab of this page for instructions and to download the form. Call or visit our office if you need help applying. You can find our number and address in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you fill out an application!

 

In Person

Review the hearing dates

New construction projects require a Historic Commission hearing. View the schedule here. Your application needs to be submitted before the filing date of your preferred meeting.

Gather information and supporting materials

Submitting supporting materials with your application helps the commission understand the project and helps the application process go smoothly. 

Some common supporting documents include:

  • Photos of the entire structure in current condition from the street. These should be labeled with the address and date of photos
  • Elevation drawings of all sides of the new construction
  • Materials list, including size and type of material
  • Optional: physical samples of materials to be installed. These help show the color, texture, and scale of new materials

Visit our office to apply and pay the fee

Our address is listed in the Contact Us section of this page. Make sure to bring your supporting materials in with you.

Each application requires a non-refundable fee. The fee for a new construction application is $1,064.

The Historic Preservation Commission will review your project

After the hearing, the Historic Preservation Commission will approve or deny your proposal.

If the commission approves your project, they'll issue a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA). Once you have proper permits for your project, you can begin your work.

If the commission denies your project, you can either revise your request and resubmit, or appeal to the State Historic Preservation Review Board.