What happens to my application after it is submitted?
Once an application is submitted, the Historic Preservation Office will review. If the proposed work is in conformance with the requirements set forth in the ordinance, the Historic Preservation Office will approve. If the project does not comply with the ordinance, the Historic Preservation Office will either approve the project with conditions, or refer the application to the next available Historic Preservation Advisory Board to approve, approve with conditions or deny the application. Any appeal of the Boards decision is to City Council, and their decision is final. Note: If the project is in the Commercial Historic District the Historic Preservation Office will approve, approve with conditions or deny the application. Appeals are to City Council with their decision being final.

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1. What is a Certificate of Appropriateness?
2. Is there a fee for a Certificate of Appropriateness?
3. Why is a Certificate of Appropriateness needed?
4. When Is a Certificate of Appropriateness needed?
5. How do I obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness?
6. What needs to be included when submitting a Certificate of Appropriateness?
7. What happens to my application after it is submitted?
8. May I paint my house any color I want?
9. Do I need permission to perform ordinary maintenance?
10. Does every change to my property require a Certificate of Appropriateness?
11. May I put an addition on my historic property?
12. Where can I receive help designing an addition for my house?
13. If I have more questions, whom should I talk to?