How am I affected if my home is in a local historic district and I want to complete work on my home?

You will not be told what color you can paint your house or what can be done inside your house. You can change the windows in your home although if you have historic wood frame windows often times the most economical choice is to restore rather than to replace those windows.

If you want to demolish your home or significantly alter the exterior characteristics of your home or build a new structure your plans would go through a review called a “Certificate of Appropriateness” (COA) by the Historic Landmark Board. Normal maintenance and repair are exempt from COA review. The goal of the COA review is to maintain neighborhood character by discouraging and/or preventing the sort of changes that over time can erode what makes a neighborhood special.

The City's COA review criteria are specified in the City's preservation ordinance and the city considers the guidelines of the National Register in their COA review.

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1. What is a historic resource?
2. How does Broomfield define a "historic" property?
3. How does Broomfield's Historic Landmark Board fit within National and State preservation services?
4. What is a Historic Resources Survey?
5. What is the purpose of conducting a Historic Resources Survey?
6. How are properties surveyed?
7. How will inclusion in a survey benefit property owners?
8. Are property owners charged for survey work?
9. Will inclusion in a survey restrict my property rights?
10. What is a designated historic landmark?
11. How does a property become a designated historic landmark?
12. Does my property qualify for historic landmark designation?
13. Does historic landmark designation restrict what I can do with my property?
14. What is a historic district?
15. Why would a neighborhood want to become a local historic district?
16. How am I affected if my home is in a local historic district and I want to complete work on my home?
17. If my home is within a local district but is not a 'historic' building, are changes I want to make to my home subject to review?
18. If my neighborhood is proposed for a local historic district designation, do I have any say in whether or not it is established?
19. My town looks fine the way it is - what is the value in having a historic district?