Historic Preservation Applications & Forms
The purpose of a Certificate of Appropriateness is to ensure that all construction, alteration, restoration, relocation, or demolition of a Historic Landmark or of structure(s) in a Historic Preservation Overlay District is in accordance with the standards, values, and characteristics of the particular district or landmark.
Certificate of Appropriateness is required for the following:
person desiring to construct, alter, restore, relocate or
demolish a Historic Landmark or a structure in a Historic
Preservation Overlay District must submit to the
Preservation Board a fully completed written
application form requesting the issuance of a Certificate of
There are two types of Certificate of Appropriateness applications. Please click on the links below for more information on each application type:
review performed by the Planning Official or designee
a qualified member of the Historic Preservation Board.
Minor review is performed for construction and alterations
which have a minor impact on the significant historical,
architectural, or cultural materials of the structure and/or
A public hearing process before the Historic Preservation Board for all major projects and Ad ValoremTax Exemption applications within Orlando’s historic districts.
Certificate of Appropriateness must be issued by the Historic
Preservation Board prior to the issuance of any building
permit or any other permit required for construction or
alteration of land or structures. A Certificate of
Appropriateness shall always be required whenever a building
permit is required, and may also be required when a building
permit is not required if the proposed alteration, etc.
otherwise falls into the Certificate of Appropriateness
categories listed above.
Historic Preservation Board does not consider interior
arrangement within Historic Preservation Overlay District, but
does consider interior arrangements of Landmarks where such
arrangements are integral to the Historic Landmark status.
questions regarding whether a Certificate of Appropriateness
is required or the Historic Preservation Board process, please
contact Richard Forbes, the Historic Preservation Officer, at
407.246.3350 or the HPB recording secretary at