2020 Application Deadlines
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Landmark Review Process
Frequently Asked Questions and 10 Tips for Navigating the CA Process
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.
Both Routine requests and Landmark review requests require a CA before work can occur.
Applications for new construction and major remodels must be reviewed with the preservation planner for that district prior to the submittal deadline date.
|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: |
Check with Staff to determine which standard is more appropriate for your request.
- Replace with a more appropriate/compatible structure
- No economically viable use
- Imminent threat to public health/safety
- Non-contributing structure because newer than period of significance
- Intent to apply for CD pursuant to 51A-4.501(i) (uncommon)
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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