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Major Review Application for Certificate of Appropriateness

  1. This application is for larger-scale projects affecting historic properties that are listed on the Manhattan Register of Historic Places or in a district on the Manhattan Register of Historic Places requiring a Certificate of Appropriateness that require a Certificate of Appropriateness before the work may begin. Examples include permits for new buildings, large additions, major interior renovations, demolitions, exterior alterations, and some zoning actions.
  2. Applicant Information
  3. Property Owner Information
  4. Project Description
  5. Type of Work Proposed (check all that apply)*
  6. Work Proposed (check all that apply)*
  7. The following questions will help determine how the proposal meets the review factors required to be assessed by the Historic Resources Board before a Certificate of Appropriateness may be issued for the project; these are the criteria on which the Historic Resources Board will determine the appropriateness project. Some questions may not be applicable depending on your project. In such case, just type "N/A"
  8. Photo Upload

    Please upload up to twenty high quality photos (at least 1 MB each) of the existing property, including the exterior of the property and any areas or features proposed to be modified as part of the project. If you need to submit more photos, send them as an attachment in an email to

  9. Document Upload
    Please upload any site plan drawings, sketches, sign renderings, or any other documents depicting proposed modifications to the property. PDFs are preferred. Submit up to six.
  10. Please sign this form by entering your first and last name below

    Within two days of submission, you will be contacted via the applicant email address you provided regarding when your project can be reviewed by the Historic Resources Board. Typically, applications must be submitted as complete a minimum of 14 days prior to the 4th Monday of the month (or other scheduled meeting date) to be reviewed at that Historic Resources Board meeting. Note that more information or documentation may be requested before an application can be deemed complete. A permit cannot be issued for the project until the project is approved by the HRB and you receive a Letter of Approval from City Administration regarding its historic review.

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