Caring for Historic Properties

Side by side historic and modern day photo of same home.

Building permits for register properties

Whenever a building permit or other City approval is required for work on a Register property, the application process includes Heritage Review. This review only applies to proposed changes to the exterior of the building to ensure that they don't negatively affect the special historic character. Heritage Review happens automatically when you submit your permit application.

This process uses the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. The Historic Preservation Officer is happy to provide free advice on interpreting these standards as well as other questions on rehabilitating historic buildings.


Contact Historic Preservation Officer, Marygrace Goddu, at 360.753.8031 or