Historic District Commission
- Authority set forth by Ordinance 439 adopted 10/2/67
- City Council appoints five members to five-year terms and three alternates to two-year terms beginning on January 1
|Guidebeck, Richard D||R||12/31/23|
|Learned, Charles Scott||R||12/31/22|
|Vacancies - 3|
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Until approved, meeting minutes are drafts and subject to correction by the body for which they were prepared. Minutes are typically approved at the body’s next regular meeting.
Certificate of Appropriateness
Every project on a building within an established Historic District that involves changes to exterior architectural details requires a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA.) The Historic District Commission is required to advertise all COAs in the newspaper 5-15 days prior to the next scheduled public hearing. The Norwich Historic District Commission typically meets on the third Wednesday of the month. Please submit your COA application electronically by the first Monday of the month via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Commission checks this email account regularly Monday-Fridays. Any COA applications received less than 7 days prior to the next meeting date will automatically be listed on the following month's agenda. Your application should include a detailed written description of the project, appropriate photographs and drawings. Your application will be presented at a public hearing. Following approval by the Norwich Historic District Commission, the application will be forwarded to the Building Department who may issue a building permit if one is required. Please allow 48 hours for a record of voting to be issued. For assistance in completing the applications, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions. Please consult our list of commonly used definitions.
Rules of Procedure
View the Historic District Commission's Rules of Procedure and Regulations.