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City of Gastonia Planning Department

PO Box 1748 Gastonia, NC 28053

Historic District Commission

Office Use Only:  HD # ____________________

Application for Certificate of Appropriateness

Minor Work (Section 17-96) - Short Form

Property location:

Applicant's name

Applicant's Address:

(Applicant) What are the best ways to contact you?

Are you the property owner?

Property Owner's Mailing Address

Provide contact information for owner. (Must provide at least one.)

Is this a business?

Minor work items require Certificate of Appropriateness but may be approved by an administrative official designated by the Commission if the work is consistent with the review criteria. Minor work consists of various minor projects where the exterior appearance of the structure or landscape is not significantly changed, including but not limited to the items listed below. 

Please checkbox the item best suited to your request. 

Item(s) best suited to your request:

Describe clearly and in detail all exterior architectural alterations to be made.  Drawings, photographs, specifications MUST accompany this application, and any other graphic information deemed appropriate.  Include information on materials, paint colors, and, if necessary, information on and location of significant, large trees on site, parking areas, etc.

Applications without the abovementioned attachments or that do not provide a clear description will be considered incomplete and will not be processed until all pertinent information is provided.

Upload files, drawings, photographs, and specifications:

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I hereby give Planning staff and/or Historic District Commissioners permission to enter the property to collect information specific to the request.

Property Permission

Applications to be heard by the full Historic District Commission must be received at least fourteen (14) business days prior to the regularly scheduled meeting, which is the fourth Thursday of every month.

I understand my application must be received at least fourteen (14) BUSINESS days prior to the regular scheduled meeting.

If you do not understand, please contact staff before completing this-application at or 704-854-6605.  Thank you.

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You will be provided with a Receipt upon submission.