According to the city’s Historic Properties and Districts Ordinance, no material change in the exterior appearance of a historic property, or of a structure, site, object or work of art within the historic district, shall be made or permitted to be made until an application for a certificate of appropriateness (COA
) has been submitted to and approved by the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). A material change in appearance is defined by this ordinance as a change that will affect the exterior architectural or environmental features of a historic property or any building, structure, site, object, landscape feature or work of art within the district, such as:
1. Reconstruction or alteration of the size, shape or facade of a historic property including relocation of any doors or windows or removal or alteration of any architectural features, detail or elements;
2. Demolition or relocation of a historic structure;
3. Commencement of excavation for construction purposes;
4. A change in the location of advertising visible from the public right-of-way; or
5. The erection, alteration, restoration or removal of any building or other structure within a historic property or district, including walls, fences, steps, and pavements or other appurtenant features.
The City of Monroeville Compliance Department will provide assistance with the preparation of an application to the HPC and additional information concerning the process.
The deadline for application to the HPC is two weeks prior to any scheduled meeting.
The HPC meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Applications should be submitted to the HPC office, located at the City Hall, 125 East Claiborne Street, Monroeville, AL 36460 (251) 575-2081.