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Certificates of Appropriateness (COA)
Design Guidelines
Guidelines for Historic Sites and Districts
Application Forms

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption FAQs
Historic Preservation Ordinance
Environmental Preservation Ordinance
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::  A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is required for work that would change the exterior appearance of a designated historic property. This includes alterations, additions, new construction, or demolition. Minor improvements, such as painting or window replacement, may be approved by City staff upon submission of a COA application. More extensive work requires review by the Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB). Review insures that any proposed changes are compatible with the character of the individual property and/or historic district.

Design Guidelines
features specific guidelines with information regarding appropriate treatments for alterations, additions, and new construction.

Application Forms provides the appropriate forms needed to apply for COAs.

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption is a City of Miami and Miami-Dade County program to assist the owners of Designated Historic Properties.  For more information, and to obtain an application, contact the Preservation Office. 

For more information about the COA process, refer to the Historic Preservation Ordinance and the Environmental Preservation Ordinance.
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