Certificate of Appropriateness Applications

An application for a Certificate of Appropriateness must be completed and submitted on or before the 10th of each month. The application submittal consists of (1) a completed Application Form and (2) a Disclosure Statement Form. (There are separate application forms for different projects. Choose the one that best fits your project to complete and submit. For example, if you are constructing a new building, use the New Construction application.)There are no fees for applications for a COA.


Adobe PDF iconDisclosure Statement 
Adobe PDF iconCOA Application  - New Construction
Adobe PDF icon​COA Application - Demolition
Adobe PDF icon​COA Application- Modification of a COA
Adobe PDF icon​COA Application - Signage
Adobe PDF icon​COA Application- Repair/Renovation/Limited Alteration 

The Adobe .PDF files can be printed out and completed by hand or viewed, filled out on your computer, and printed using Adobe Reader. (In order to save the form on your computer, you must have Adobe Acrobat). 

If you have questions about the Historical Review Board application process, contact Elizabeth Nowak at (757) 385-3066. If you need one of the application forms in Microsoft Word format or if you have any problems, suggestions, or comments about the application forms, please send an email to PreserveVB@vbgov.com.