An application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) must be submitted and complete at least 14 calendar days before the meeting. The application should be directed to the Secretary of the ARB / Preservation Planner with the Department of Planning and Community Development by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or hard copy at:
135 N. Union St.
Petersburg, VA 23803
Not sure if your property lies within a local historic district? Check this map, and staff is available to confirm whether or not a property is within a district.
A COA is required for all exterior work, including but not limited to:
Depending on the type and scale of work, the Preservation Planner may be able to approve a COA application administratively, without it being reviewed by the ARB. Projects should be discussed with the Preservation Planner before work begins to determine appropriateness and the level of review required.
Larry Murphy- Chairman
Dino Lunsford- Vice-Chairman
For information regarding the Architectural Review Board, design guidelines, agenda scheduling, and/or submission requirements, please contact the Office of the Preservation Planner at 804-733-2314.