I purchased a local historic landmark. Do I need any special approvals to do work on my home?
The Preservation Ordinance requires a Certificate of Appropriateness to be approved by the Preservation Commission for any work on the exterior of the home that requires a building permit such as a roof repair or replacement, tuck pointing, window repair or replacement, additions. No additional approvals are required for painting or interior work. Although the Commission does not review painting proposals, they do caution any owner of a historic landmark against pressure washing wood prior to painting.

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1. How do I find out if my house is a local historic landmark?
2. I purchased a local historic landmark. Do I need any special approvals to do work on my home?
3. What are the standards for a certificate of appropriateness?
4. How do I apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness?
5. I am interested in having my home designated as a local landmark.
6. Does the Preservation Commission have to approve the color of my home?