Are you repairing a historic property and need a 'special' certificate of appropriateness (SCOA)? If you have a historic property, and are doing new construction, demolition, or large repairs/alterations, you will likely need a 'special' COA, which requires approval by the Historic and Environmental Preservation Board.
If you are doing smaller repairs, you may be able to get an on-site staff review and approval for a standard COA.
NOTE: We recommend that you go through this process before applying for a building permit, as the building application will be put on hold for the SCOA approval anyway. You also might need to make changes based on your board meeting, below.
NOTE: This process requires a review from the Historic & Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB), which can take up to two months and includes a fee based on the proposed work.