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

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Next COA Major Work Deadline:
February 8


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Rehabilitation of a qualified historic property may be eligible for significant financial benefits:


Property Tax Deferral for Local Landmarks

Private-sector owners of residential property may be eligible for financial incentives upon designation of an historic resource. To further preservation goals, local landmark designation may be accompanied by Raleigh and Wake County property tax benefits in the form of a 50% property tax deferral for the owner. Landmark designation is accompanied by preservation obligations as outlined in North Carolina General Statutes 160A-400.1 through 400.14  and Raleigh City Code


Rehabilitation Tax Credits

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On October 3, Raleigh City Council adopted ordinances for 4 new Raleigh Historic Landmarks. READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

Oberlin Village is being considered as a General Historic Overlay District (HOD-G).  READ MORE



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Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)

Deadline dates for the 2017 COA meetings have changed!  The revised schedule and deadlines document has been posted here.