Application For Certificate of Appropriateness

All historic district property owners must obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness from the HDC in order to make external renovations prior to applying for city permits.

Step 1:
the Planning Director.  Early communication will ensure no delays with application.

Step 2:
Download and fill out the application completely.

Step 3:
Take photos of the front, back, and sides of the building and any architectural details.

Step 4:
Provide pertinent construction documents and sketches.  Sample items are appreciated but not required

Step 5:
the completed application with subject line “Application for Certificate of Appropriateness”

Note: Failure to submit a completed application with all required pictures and construction documents will significantly delay or prevent application approval

Projects that Require HDC Review

  • Replacing roofing, flashing, or gutters
  • Replacing or installing siding
  • Installing new or replacement windows
  • Reconstructing areas of masonry walls, chimneys, floors, etc.
  • Reconstructing all or part of a porch
  • Installing any new exterior doors (other than storm doors), such as garage doors or security doors
  • Installing or replacing signage, including awnings
  • Cleaning the building
  • Demolishing all or part of a building, including garages

Contact Us

  1. Historic District Commission
    3rd Floor City Hall
    161 W. Michigan Ave.
    Jackson, MI 49201

    2016 Meeting Schedule
    Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Monday of each month in the
    2nd Floor City Hall Council Chambers
    161 W. Michigan Ave.
    Jackson, MI 49201