Certificate of Appropriateness
The Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is the official document issued by the Tulsa Preservation Commission to approve proposed work to historic properties.
Once the TPC reviews the proposed work and finds that it meets the neighborhood’s design guidelines, a Certificate of Appropriateness is issued and the property owner may begin the work.
Any exterior alterations or repair, new construction, or demolition within a historic preservation zoned neighborhood must be approved first by the Tulsa Preservation Commission or its staff.
Under certain conditions, TPC Staff can issue a Certificate of Appropriateness without requiring a review by the Commission. There are also some exemptions to the COA process, which Staff would be happy to discuss with you.