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 August 15


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Raleigh Historic Landmarks

Raleigh Historic Landmarks may be viewed at RHDC's mobile application site, www.RaleighHistoric.org.

View a comprehensive list of Raleigh Historic Landmarks with links to the landmark reports and ordinances or download a printable Historic Landmark Roster (alphabetical or by date).  As of July 2017 we have 164 landmarks!

Designation Information

Landmark Information Brochure
Landmarks Designation Timeline
Email for an application
Applicable City Code 

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On September 5, Raleigh City Council will hold a joint public hearing with RHDC regarding 4 proposed new Raleigh Historic Landmarks. READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

The Glenwood-Brooklyn National Register District has become the 1st HOD-Streetside.  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.