Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Planning administers the design review process in the historic district through the Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) process. The Historic Preservation Commission reviews all proposed major changes to the exterior of properties, structures, new construction, signage, and changes to the surrounding grounds, including landscaping. The City's Historic Preservation Planner assists and offers guidance to the community and the Commission on matters of historic preservation. Certain minor exterior changes to properties can be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Planner through the administrative Minor Works COA process.  

Please contact our Historic Preservation Planner, Domini Cunningham, at (252) 975-9383 or dcunningham@washingtonnc.gov, if you have any concerns or questions regarding these matters.

Please find Historic Preservation related forms and applications at the link below:
***  Applications, Permits, and Other Documents  ***

Additional Historic Preservation Resources