What is a Certificate of Appropriateness?

When planning a work project, an owner must submit a completed application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA). The  COA Application (PDF) is available from and should be submitted to the Department of Community Development at 1098 Old Highway 61 N. The deadline for submitting applications is one week prior to the Heritage Commission’s regular meeting.

Utilizing design guidelines and the general standards for the rehabilitation of historic properties, the Heritage Commission must decide to approve or deny the application. If the application is approved, a COA is issued and a design review is completed.

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1. Which properties require design review?
2. What is design review?
3. What type of work requires design review?
4. What is a Certificate of Appropriateness?