Our Mission

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

Quick Links

• Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)


• Design Review and Guidelines


Next COA Major Work Deadline:
4:00 pm on May 13


RHDC values research that illuminates aspects of the city's history. To that end, RHDC has a Research Committee that seeks to identify properties with particular historic significance. The Committee nominates properties for designation to the following rosters:


RHDC has published multiple publications:


RHDC has conducted multiple surveys and research projects. Some links in this section open a PDF in a new window. The documents are image intensive and may take a moment to load.

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On March 18 RHDC voted to forward two historic landmark applications for The Mecca and St. Matthews School to Raleigh City Council to begin the process of designating them as Raleigh Historic Landmarks....