Certificates of Appropriateness

Local historic district designation strives to retain the spirit and character of Raleigh, and the RHDC is available to assist in the planning and implementation of appropriate changes to Raleigh Historic Landmarks and local historic district properties. In the early planning stages of a project, property stewards are encouraged to call RHDC staff with questions or concerns regarding the design guidelines or review process. Staff is available to provide creative solutions, technical assistance (for example a solution to persistently peeling paint), and on-site consultations if appropriate. In addition, the RHDC has a preservation resource library available for consultation. For assistance, contact RHDC staff.

Minor Work applications have No Deadline.

MeetingsFourth Thursday of each month, 5:00 p.m. (agenda)

Location:  Virtually or room 201 of the Municipal Building (Council Chamber). Additional details are available on the City of Raleigh website.

COA Major Work application deadlinesDeadline dates are here!

Design Review Advisory Committee (DRAC): Applications for large additions and new construction are required to be referred to DRAC. To avoid a potential delay, applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a DRAC meeting for a pre-application review.  Deadlines and meeting dates are here. DRAC meets approximately 10 days prior to each COA deadline.

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

Oberlin Village was designated a General Historic Overlay District (HOD-G) on February 6, 2018.  READ MORE