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Placemaking is a key element of implementing Denton Plan 2030 in terms of harnessing and celebrating Denton’s sense of place. Encouraging historic preservation, identifying historic districts, landmarks, and character areas is an important step in continuing to ensure the longevity of the City’s character and the strength of its economy. Historic sites, neighborhoods and districts abound in our City.

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Certificate of Appropriateness

The Historic Preservation Officer may administratively approve a Certificate of Appropriateness for work that is considered ordinary maintenance or minor alteration. All other Certificates of Appropriateness will be processed and heard through a public hearing process with the Historic Landmark Commission. To ensure that the public is aware of Certificate of Appropriateness applications, the City of Denton requires applicants to post a notice of public meeting sign on the property subject to review. Please refer to the "Notice of Public Meeting Requirements" document found under our "Forms" on this page.

Certificate of Appropriateness applications may be submitted in person at the Development Services Center, 401 N. Elm St., Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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