Application Process

Applying For Work

Owners proposing work to the exterior of their property within the Historic District must complete and submit an Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (PDF) to the City’s Historic Preservation Commission. The application details out all steps that need to be completed including who to contact for questions and to submit the application. 

The city encourages people planning work within the historic district to contact the Historic Preservation Commission early in the planning process to discuss and assist with their project.

National Historic Preservation Guidance:

  • National Park Service – The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historical Properties with guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings
  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation – The mission of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is to promote the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation’s historic resources, and advise the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. 

Rehabilitating Historic Buildings Guidance:

Historic Preservation in New Jersey Guidance: