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HPC Guidelines


TP 4 (R)

Preparing for Future Weather Events
Living in a historic home or old building
can be a challenge during severe weather,
especially in a low-lying and coastal
environment like New Bern.
Click here to watch a video by the
NC State Historic Preservation Office
about preparing for and recovering from
a hurricane or other storm event
for historic and other old buildings.

Any exterior alterations to structures within the Historic Districts require a Certificate of Appropriateness.  Some changes are considered in-kind replacement or minor works and can be approved by City staff.  The Historic Preservation Commission bases all their decisions on the rules and guidelines set forth in the New Bern Land Use Ordinance and the Historic District Guidelines.  Below is a link to the Commission's Historic District Guidelines. 

Interested in serving on the commission?  Click here to watch our video and find out more about HPC. If you're interested in serving, complete and submit the form by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please call Development Services at (252)639-7583.

Historic District Guidelines
CoA Evaluation Worksheet
Certificate of Appropriateness Application
CoA Application Instructions