Our Mission

The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.

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• Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)


• Design Review and Guidelines


Next COA Major Work Deadline:
4:00 pm on November 16


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Capehart House

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright 2009 RHDC
Street Address: 
424 North Blount Street

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On October 20 Raleigh City Council re-designated the Nathaniel "Crabtree" Jones House. READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

Design guidelines dicsussions are underway... READ MORE 



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Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)

The City's new UDO took effect September 1. With that comes a few process changes for Major Work COA Applications and an updated application form. Check out the COA process page on the City's website for more information. New! Approved Minor Work applications available on City web portal here.


After a year-long public effort of updating the Design Guidelines, the draft document is in the hands of the City Attorney prior to going to the RHDC and City Council for formal adoption.