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Historic Zoning

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1. What is the difference between the National Register Historic District and the local Historic Zone (H-1)?
2. If my house were included in the Historic Zone (H-1), would I be required to restore it to its original historic appearance?
3. Would I need a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) to remodel my kitchen or bathroom?
4. Would I need a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) if I wanted to paint my house?
5. Would I have to get a COA to replace damaged clapboard or re-side the whole house with vinyl siding?
6. I want to build a substantial addition to my house. If it were located in the historic zone (H-1), would I have to apply for a COA and, if so, could it be denied?
7. My house is not located within the proposed historic zone (H-1). How will the creation of the H-1 zone benefit me?
8. If a historic zone (H-1) is created, but subsequently proves to be unsatisfactory to most of the property owners inside it, can it be undone?
9. Are there tax benefits from being located within a historic district or zone?
10. Are there other advantages to being in a historic district?
11. Who is on the Historic Zoning Commission?
12. What are some activities that would and would not require a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)?

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