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.
Applicants must submit the following:
1. A succinct description of the project scope
2. All pertinent plans and elevations (including dimensioned drawings indicating design, materials, finishes and coloration)
3. Photographs showing existing conditions
4. Application fee (varies depending on the scope of work)
Please be as specific as possible to expedite the commission’s review. You may type on the Certificate of Appropriateness application form. Press the “tab key” after each entry to move between fields. When completed, print the typed form. You cannot save the typed form unless you have a full version of Adobe Acrobat.
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.