Historic Preservation


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Historic Preservation​

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 2018 Application Deadlines

Landmark Review Process​ 

Frequently Asked Questions​​

​​Certificate of Appropriateness Application (C​A)Certificate for Demolition
Application  (CD)

Certificate of Appropriateness Application and Checklist (PDF)

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

Minor changes generally require only staff approval (Routine Maintenance), but substantial alterations require approval of the Landmark Commission.  See Landmark Review Process page for more information regarding Routine Maintenance vs. Full Review.

Contact the Historic Preservation Staff to determine whether your proposed work will require staff review or Landmark Commission approval. 

Both Routine requests and Landmark review requests require a CA before work can occur. 
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) (uncommon)
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."


Click here for information on how to designate a structure or district as a Dallas Landmark

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