Historic Preservation

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Historic Preservation​


2017 Application Deadlines​

Landmark Review Process​ 

Frequently Asked Questions​​

​​Certificate of Appropriateness Application (C​A)Certificate for Demolition
Application  (CD)
​Courtesy Review Form (CR)

Certificate of Appropriateness Application and Checklist (PDF)

Certificate for Demolition or Removal Application (PDF)
Courtesy Review Form
​​Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) are required before exterior work (including landscaping) can be undertaken on City of Dallas Landmarks or on structures in Landmark districts.

Minor changes generally require only staff approval, but substantial alterations require approval of the  Landmark Commission. Contact the Historic Preservation Staff to determine whether your proposed work will require staff review or Landmark Commission approval.

See Landmark Review Process for  more information on Routine Maintenance vs. Full Review.
Certificate for Demolition or Removal (CDs) are required when a demolition of any structure within an historic district must occur. There are five criteria to choose from when applying for a CD to be reviewed by Landmark Commission:
  1. Replace with a more appropriate/compatible structure
  2. No economically viable use
  3. Imminent threat to public health/safety
  4. Non-contributing structure because newer than period of significance
  5. Intent to apply for CD pursuant to 51A-4.501(i). Contact Staff to determine the best standard for your demolition proposal
Check with Staff to determine which standard is more appropriate for your request.

Guarantee Agreement Form​
Required if using  Standard "Replace structure with a new structure."
Courtesy Reviews (CRs) may be applied for review by Landmark Commission for large scale projects that may not conform to a specific preservation criteria or the property owner wants a degree of comfort before investing time and financial resources developing a certain development scheme.

CRs are not a substitute for CAs and a building permit may not be obtained with a Landmark Commission reviewed CR form.

 Staff Presentation: Navigating the Certificate of Appropriateness Process