Any work on a Historic Sign, a Local Historic Landmark, or a property in a locally-designated Historic/Historic Overlay District, other than routine maintenance, is required to be approved by the Historic Resources Commission through issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA).

Staff can issue COAs for Minor Work. All applications for Major Work COAs and After-the-Fact COAs are reviewed by the full Commission. The HRC holds its monthly meeting the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, 100 E. First Street, Winston-Salem. The HRC typically does not meet in July.


Major Work Certificate of Appropriateness Applications, Staff Reports, and COA Actions by year

Major Work Certificate of Appropriateness
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019


Application Materials

Major Work COA Application 

Minor Work COA Application 

Summary of COA Submission Materials 


Revised 8/13/2019

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