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
- 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
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 shall be submitted in person at the Development Services Center (401 N Elm St) during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F) or emailed to the city’s planning technicians at [email protected]. Submit all required documentation, such as current photographs, project narrative, drawings, and other project details as part of the completed packet.