How Does the Review Process Work?
The Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) has 60 days to review the applications, visit the site and determine if a Certificate of Appropriateness will be issued. Once a certificate has been issued, all necessary zoning or building permits can then be obtained from the Division of Community Development. No permit for any exterior work can be issued until the HLC requirement is fulfilled. If dissatisfied with the HLC's decision, the applicant may appeal to the City Council and then to the Circuit Court within 30 days after each decision.

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1. What is the Historic Conservation Overlay?
2. Who Reviews Changes in the Historic District?
3. What Should be Included in the Review Application?
4. How Does the Review Process Work?
5. What Does It Mean If I Own Property that is Listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register or the National Register of Historic Places?
6. What Are My Obligations as a Property Owner in the Historic District?