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.

Please call (904) 255-7859 to schedule an appointment with a planner to submit a COA or submit the completed COA via email, USPS mail (see below for address) or fax to (904) 255-7885.

Certificate of Appropriateness Application
Steps to Obtaining a COA


Historic Preservation Section
Planning and Development Department
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-7859
Fax: (904) 255-7885
Email: historicpreservation@coj.net