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Frequently Asked Questions
Designating A Property
Historic Preservation Ordinance
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What kinds of changes to a building would require approval and how long would it take?

Ordinary maintenance and repair of existing features would not require approval, nor would alterations to the interiors of most properties. (Some buildings such as churches or offices may have portions of the interior designated - such as lobbies or sanctuaries. These specific areas would be subject to review). However, a building permit is required for all work in excess of $500.

A special permit, called a Certificate of Appropriateness, would be required for most types of exterior remodeling, additions, new construction, and demolition. Minor changes such as repainting, or replacement of a roof or windows could be approved immediately upon submission of an application to the Department of Planning and Zoning, if those changes comply with the standards and guidelines for historic appropriateness. The ordinance permits a maximum of ten days for such approvals.

Other changes such as additions, new construction, or demolition, would require review and approval by the Historic and Environmental Preservation Board, which meets once per month. The ordinance allows no more than 60 days for action on an application to the Board.

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