All proposed changes to the exterior of your property require consideration by the Historic Preservation Office and are regulated by the City’s Unified Development Code, which uses the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Properties. These Standards are used to determine the appropriateness of treatments for historic homes. Some examples of changes that are subject to city regulations include:
- Replacing windows, siding, and exterior doors
- Removing historic architectural trims or masonry
- Adding or removing shutters, porches, railings, chimneys, fencing, and signage
Maintenance of your property is not restricted if it does not involve changes to the structure, materials, or features. It is recommended that you consult the Historic Preservation Office prior to beginning work to make sure your plans are considered general maintenance and that you are using the best methods to preserve your building.