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Design Guidelines
Guidelines for Historic Sites and Districts
Historic Preservation Ordinance

Environmental Preservation Ordinance

Applications are required for changes to a designated historic, archeological, or environmental property.  Different application forms are used depending on the work proposed.  Supplementary materials must accompany each application. Please visit our Beta site for information on submitting your applications online using Electronic Plan Review (ePlan). 





Administrative Review:
The following Applications for Minor Work in Historic, Archeological, and Environmental properties can be reviewed and approved by Staff:

:: Standard Certificate of Appropriateness
(Minor Alterations - Historic Property)
This application is used for minor changes to the exterior of an existing property or its setting within a historic site or historic district.

:: Standard Certificate to Dig
(Minor Ground Disturbing Activity - Archeological Area)
This application is used for minor excavations, filling, digging, removal of trees, or similar work within an archeological zone or archeological conservation area.

:: Standard Certificate of Environment
(Tree Permits, Minor Alterations - Environmental Resource)
This application is used for minor tree removal and landscape alterations or minor alterations to a property located on a Scenic Transportation Corridor or Environmental Preservation District.  This form is also required to apply for a tree permit. 

Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB) Review:
New Construction, Major Alterations, and Demolitions in Historic, Archeological, and Environmental areas must be reviewed by the HEPB.  More information on the HEPB procedure and submittal requirements is included in each application package, below.

:: HEPB Application for Major Projects
(New Construction or Major Alterations - Historic, Archeological, or Environmental)
This application is used for any large project within a Historic, Archeological, or Environmentally-designated area, including new construction, major building alterations, major ground-disturbing activity, or major landscape alterations.

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