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Certificate of Appropriateness Application

A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is required for exterior work including building repairs, alterations, and site work. If you are unsure whether your project requires a COA, please contact OHP staff at 210-207-0035 or Your COA request may be eligible for Administrative Approval. Click           to learn more.

This form does not take the place of a building permit. A building permit, if required, must be obtained from the Development Services Department (DSD) - 210-207-1111.

Property Information

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As you type, the address field will automatically populate. Please CLICK on your address when you see it. Can’t find the correct property, or is an address not available? Please contact OHP staff at 210-207-0035 for assistance.

Owner Information

Applicant Information

   I am the property owner

   I am authorized to submit this application on behalf of the property owner

Description of Request(s)

Required Attachments

  • Current color photos of all sides of the structure and a site plan or annotated survey that indicates all structures on the lot are required. Google images are not accepted. Photos should show the entire side, corner to corner. If this isn’t possible, please provide as many photos as necessary to show a complete side.
  • All uploaded documents are automatically displayed on a public-facing map. Sensitive or personal information will be redacted by OHP Staff. If preferred, attachments may be emailed directly to staff at
  •  Required File(s)File(s) Uploaded
    Current, color photos of all sides of the impacted structure or propertyPending
    Additional project description or scope of workPending
    Annotated site plan displaying building setbacks and accurate dimensionsPending
    Elevation drawings, floorplans, and architectural drawingsPending
    Specifications of materials to be usedPending
    Signage mockup (if applicable)Pending
    Proof of Economic Hardship or Loss of Significance (Required for Demolition of a Historic Building; see UDC 35-614)Pending

    If a fee is required based on your application type, you will be contacted by OHP staff with payment instructions.
    All required application fees must be paid in full before an application can be determined complete.

       I understand that no request will be determined complete until all supporting materials are received and verified by staff.

       I give permission to OHP staff to visit my property, take additional photos if necessary, as well as post the required notification in my yard. If able, I will remove the notification yard sign the day of the hearing and bring it to the location of the HDRC hearing.

       I may be required to appear before the HDRC; action on my item may be delayed if I do not attend the scheduled HDRC hearing.

       Following each HDRC hearing, the Certificate of Appropriateness or the Commission Action letter will be issued to the applicant within 10 days by e-mail.

       If an applicant does not concur with the Commission’s recommendation, appeal to the Zoning Board of Adjustment may be made within 30 days after receipt of the Commission Action Letter.

       I certify to the best of my knowledge that all information provided in this application and attachments is correct.