Landmarks Commission

Before a building permit can be issued for alterations or new construction on a landmark site or in an historic district, the Landmarks Commission must approve the project and issue a "certificate of appropriateness" that certifies that the work will be compatible with the historic character of a building and/or its neighborhood.

Use the Development Services Center to determine if a building permit is needed. Not all projects require a building permit. Likewise, not all projects need to go to the Landmarks Commission. These projects include changes that will not alter the appearance of the building; restoration to an earlier, documentable appearance; most re-roofings; and gutters and downspouts that do not have a raw metal finish. Please contact the Preservation Planner if you have any questions:

Amy Scanlon

To determine whether or not a building is listed as a landmark or in an historic district, use the Property Look-Up Tool on the City Assessors webpage. After entering the property information, go to the Property Information Section and view the Zoning Code. Buildings that are landmarks or in local historic districts will have a HIS prefix to their zoning code.

The Landmarks Commission meets on the following dates in 2017:

Last Updated: 08/10/2017