How do I get a Certificate of Appropriateness for my downtown building?
A Certificate of Appropriateness is required for any modifications to a building in our Historic District that can be viewed from the road. Modifications include, but are not limited to: paint, siding, fencing, awning, windows and doors. All modifications are subject to our Historic District Design Guidelines.
To obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness to alter a building in our Historic District, you will have to:
1. Fill out the Certificate of Appropriateness application, in addition to all associated permits, and return to City Hall.
2. Appear in front of the Main Street Board (which meets the first Monday of each month) to present the application with all required documentation and materials.
The Main Street Board will make a determination on the certificate and may require modifications to the plans or materials presented prior to approval of the application.