COA Application Form
The Certificate of Appropriateness Application is a one-page form that is the starting point of the COA review process. The application describes the work you are proposing to do on your property.
Download the application below, complete it, and submit it along with supporting documentation to TPC staff. There is no fee for submitting a COA application.
- Certificate of Appropriateness Application
Submit with supporting documentation outlined below. This application is submitted for ALL projects, including restoration, additions, and new construction.
- New Construction Checklist
Checklist of documents required to review new buildings on cleared land. After the Preliminary Review, this form is submitted to schedule your Final Review.
Your COA application should include enough details to thoroughly and clearly describe the scope of the proposed work. The clearer the application, the easier the review process! The following is a list of documentation that should be submitted with your application (digitally, if possible). Questions? Contact TPC Staff.
- Color photographs of each affected side of the property (digital is best).
- Site plan showing location of structures on site, property line, and adjacent structures on neighboring lots (no larger than 11 x 17, please).
- Elevation sketches or drawings showing the location and design of the proposed work. Architectural renderings will be necessary for new construction or additions, while hand drawings may be adequate to picture smaller alterations or repairs. Note materials directly on the sketches when possible (both existing and proposed materials, please).
- Product brochures and/or material samples.
- Color photographs and/or reports documenting damage or deterioration to existing elements (if applicable).
- Photographs that show examples of similar work already existing in the neighborhood, preferably on the same street as your property (digital is best).
Questions that your application materials should answer:
- What are the current conditions, dimensions, and materials of the part of the property where you are proposing to perform the work?
- What specifically are you proposing to do? What are the materials, dimensions, design and trim details, etc?
- Does the proposed work conform to the design guidelines for the historic district?
- How does the work you are proposing for your property relate to other properties on the same street?
- Are there existing examples in the neighborhood of what you are proposing to do?