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How do I apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness and how long does it take?

To request a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) review, submit a COA application form. Information on the review process and submittal requirements are listed on the application form, located on the Certificate of Appropriateness web page.

A COA application can be submitted before a building permit is applied for, or at the same time. For larger projects, it is recommended to obtain COA approval before preparing construction drawings for building permit.

In most cases, a COA can be obtained within the same time frame as a building permit. This is usually two to three weeks, depending on the nature of the proposed work.

updated Aug 02, 2018