Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) - The What, Where, When, and Why?

Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) - The What, Where, When, and Why?


Own property in Historic Springfield? Before you start any work to the exterior you need to obtain a COA!

All exterior work in a historic district or to a local landmark requires an approved Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) application. An approved COA is required for such work as repairs, alterations, window replacement, additions, new construction, demolition and relocation. Please note that work to the site, such as repair and installation of new sidewalks and driveways, also require an approved COA.

An approved COA application ensures that the proposed work is consistent with the appropriate design regulations and historic preservation standards. Most work can be approved administratively by the Historic Preservation Section of the Jacksonville Planning and Development Department. Other work, such as street visible additions, new construction, window replacement, demolition and relocation, will require the review and action by the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission. An approved COA is required before a building permit can be issued.

Lisa Sheppard, Senior Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Jacksonville presents: Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) - The What, Where, When, and Why?

Bring a delicious dish for a pot-luck style dinner at 6:30pm, presentation will begin at 7pm.

Where? Springfield Improvement Association and Archives Building - 210 West 7th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206

This will be the first in a series of workshops hosted by Springfield Improvement Association & Archives on best practices for renovating in Historic Springfield!