The goal of the Heritage Commission is to preserve, enhance, and promote the significant historic, cultural, and architectural resources of Concord. The Heritage Commission also acts in an advisory role regarding the identification, protection, and preservation of local historical resources, and works as a liaison between the local government, individuals, and organizations concerned with historic preservation. In addition to issuing certificates of approval, the Heritage Commission is responsible for several initiatives as noted below.
Certificate of Approval
The Heritage Commission is responsible for review and approval of applications to construct, alter, repair, move, or demolish any structure within the Historic District. Check the Historic District Map (PDF) to determine if your project requires a certificate of approval, and the Historic District Regulations (PDF) to understand the standards guiding the review and approval process. Download the application (PDF).
Heritage Sign Program
The Heritage Commission developed the Heritage Sign Program to encourage appreciation of and enhance the historic character of our built environment. The program is open to all city property owners who wish to commemorate the origins, events, or significance of a building on their property. Property owners wishing to purchase a sign must research and document their building’s history and request a Heritage Sign designated by the Heritage Commission. Download the application and guidelines (PDF).
Heritage Commission members and other preservation professionals have documented many of the city’s historic buildings and areas. The surveys include histories of the properties and photos. View Historic Surveys.
The Heritage Commission page includes the member list, agendas, and minutes from recent meetings.