Remodel and Repair Historic Buildings

Historic design review approval is required when exterior alterations are proposed to local historic landmarks or resources within National Register Districts. Homes built before 1986 may be more vulnerable to earthquake damage and you may want to look at ways to reduce your risk.

Application process overview

Examples of work requiring review

SRC Chapter 230 lists the specific requirements for proposed work, but generally you will need historic design review for the following types of work:

Awnings and canopies490 KB
Commercial signage426 KB
Dormers and roofline additions397 KB
Garages and outbuildings163 KB
Murals and wall graphics219 KB
New additions171 KB
Porches and decks165 KB
Residential windows220 KB

​Window repair videos

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Kimberli FitzgeraldHistoric Preservation Officer
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