Historical Review Board

 ​​​​​​CapeHenryLighthouseThe Historical Review Board (HRB) is an 8-member body, appointed by the City Council, responsible for the review of requests for new development and exterior building changes within the Historic and Cultural Districts of the City of Virginia Beach.

The Board determines when to issue a Certificate of Appropriateness, which is required before a permit can be issued. The Historical Review Board evaluates the development proposal's compatibility in terms of design and materials. An application for a Certificate of Appropriateness must be completed and submitted on or before the 25th of each month. The application submittal consists of (1) the Application Form and (2) the Disclosure Statement Form, both of which are provided on the right side of this webpage under Related Information.   

Meetings of the Historical Review Board are tentatively scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm and are subject to cancellation. The meeting is located in the Planning Department Conference Room at 2405 Courthouse Drive Building 2 Room 115. Please contact the Planning Department at (757) 385-4621 for further information.


​Formal HearingPlanning Department Conference Room​3rd Wednesday of every month3:00 p.m.

For detailed information on Historic and Cultural District regulations, see the ordinance on the right side of this webpage under Related Information. 

Agenda and Minutes




​Hearing Date​Agenda​Minutes
​January 22, 2018
​March 21, 2018
​May 16, 2018
​June 20, 2018
​July 18, 2018


​Hearing Date​Agenda​Minutes
​​May 17, 2017
​​November 15, 2017


​Hearing Date​Agenda​Minutes
​February 17, 2016​
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April 20, 2016
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