The Historic Preservation Commission reviews exterior changes to properties recognized as local landmarks or within local historic districts. The commission must approve a Certificate of Appropriateness before a building permit is issued for exterior work to ensure that changes or repairs are compatible with the building’s architectural character and complement the historic district or individual landmark.
How to Apply for Certificate of Appropriateness
Applicants must submit the following:
- A succinct description of the project scope
- All pertinent plans and elevations (including dimension drawings indicating design, materials, finishes and coloration)
- Photographs showing existing conditions
- Application fee (varies depending on the scope of work)
Please be as specific as possible to expedite the commission’s review.
It’s critical to observe the deadline and include all necessary information in order to be placed on the docket in a timely manner. Please contact the Historic Preservation Commission office at (816) 513-2902 to discuss your project at any point during the planning phase.