Certificate of Appropriateness

A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is required for any exterior repairs and alterations, additions, demolitions, or new construction when:

  • The property is located within one of the City’s three local historic districts
    • Oak-Hickory 
    • West Oak Area 
    • Bell Avenue
  • The property is designated as a local historic landmark, including those in the Denton Square District (DSD)
  • Is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
  • Is a National Register Landmark

Administrative Review

Projects that involve ordinary maintenance and minor exterior alterations only, such as repainting exteriors and repairing or stabilizing architectural features, may be approved or denied by the Historic Preservation Officer (HPO) without further review by the Historic Landmark Commission (HLC). 

Historic Landmark Commission Review

Projects with larger scopes, such as changes in materials, additions, new construction, or demolition of historic structures, require review by the HLC. The HLC generally meets on the second Monday of each month

A Certificate of Appropriateness packet may be submitted in person at the Development Services Center during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F) or emailed to the HPO, Cameron Robertson, at [email protected]. As part of your submittal, please be sure to bring and/or submit all required documentation, such as current photographs, project narrative, drawings, and other project details. 

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