Historic Architectural Review Board Applications
Applications must be submitted according to the deadline schedule to meet legal advertising requirements. The Meeting and Application Due Date Schedule (PDF), as well as the agendas and board packets, are available. To learn more about how applications for development or redevelopment are evaluated, read the Code of Ordinances for Certificates of Appropriateness and Demolition.
- Appeal Staff Interpretation of Design Standards
- Certificate of Appropriateness
- Certificate of Demolition
- Opinion of Appropriateness
- Preliminary Design Approval
To appeal a staff decision or interpretation of the design standards, an Appeal of Staff Interpretation of the Design Standards Application (PDF) is required, and the case must be heard by the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB).
A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) (PDF) is a review by the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) that the proposed project is compatible with the historic district, building, site, or object following the guidelines in the Architectural Guidelines for Historic Preservation (AGHP). All project details are submitted with the application. The architectural styles presented in the AGHP will be used to determine how the project is compatible with the local guidelines and Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.
A Certificate of Demolition (COD) (PDF) refers to the demolition of a structure, the destruction of archaeological resources, and the permanent removal of significant architectural features such as porches and dormers. HARB reviews all applications for demolitions of buildings and structures that are listed on the Florida Master Site File (FMSF), are 50 years old or older, have been designated as a historic landmark, or are individually listed the National Register or contributing to a National Register District. Contact Historic Preservation staff to determine if a property meets one of these criteria.
An Opinion of Appropriateness (OOA) (PDF) is a review by the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) that the general concept and preliminary construction plans meet the architectural requirements of the Architectural Guidelines for Historic Preservation (AGHP) (PDF) but that the information submitted is insufficient to grant the final approval of the project.