Show/Hide

Important Updates:

Get the latest coronavirus updates, including information on closures and work the city is doing to limit the spread of the virus. | More Info

Show/Hide

The City of Boulder welcomes your feedback. Use our Inquire Boulder customer service tool to tell us what’s on your mind.

  • Historic Preservation
  • Design Guidelines
  • Alterations
  • Demolitions
  • Landmarks & Historic Districts
  • Landmarks Board

Electronically Submit Historic Preservation Review Applications

All exterior changes to a designated property require review and approval through a Landmark Alteration Certificate; buildings older than 50 years require review and approval through an Historic Preservation Demolition Application.

There are three levels of review – staff, the Landmarks Design Review Committee (LDRC) and the Landmarks Board. The initial review (staff or LDRC) usually occurs within 14 days after a complete application is received. Most cases are reviewed by the LDRC, which is currently meeting via video call each Wednesday morning. The deadline for uploading application materials into CSS is the previous Friday at noon, but this does not guarantee that your application will be seen by the LDRC the following week (we are experiencing some delays).

Visit the Planning & Development Services Center page for the most current information on electronic submissions. The following is an outline of the process for each type of application:

 

Landmark Alteration Certificate (LAC) applications for exterior work on a property in a historic district or locally landmarked

  1. Send a completed LAC application with a written statement and site plan to [email protected] . Save the files as a PDF and follow the naming convention LACapp_Address_Date (i.e. LACapp_1739Broadway_4-30-2020).
  2. A Project Specialist will create a case and email you (this takes 5 – 7 days).
  3. You will log in through the Customer Self-Service (CSS) Portal to upload all the necessary application files in PDF format. You must also upload the materials you originally emailed in step 1. The files must be PDF, not rotated (meaning the top of the page is at the top of the screen) and named correctly. Please reference the Electronic Submittal Requirements, for detailed requirements including naming conventions (page 9).
  4. If you need help uploading materials, naming them, or saving as PDF, please email [email protected] for assistance.
  5. Your application will then be reviewed by staff and scheduled for a Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting or Landmarks Board Meeting if required.

 

Individual Landmark Designation applications

  1. Send a completed  Application for Individual Landmark Designation to [email protected] .
  2. A Project Specialist will create a case and email you (this takes 5 – 7 days).
  3. You will log in through the Customer Self-Service (CSS) Portal to upload the necessary application files in PDF format. You must also upload the materials you originally emailed in step 1. The files must be PDF, not rotated (meaning the top of the page is at the top of the screen) and named correctly. Please reference the Electronic Submittal Requirements, for detailed requirements including naming conventions (page 9).
  4. If you need help uploading materials, naming them, or saving as PDF, please email [email protected] for assistance.
  5. Your application will then be reviewed by staff and scheduled for a Landmarks Board Meeting.

 

Historic Preservation Demolition Review applications for non-designated building over 50 years old

  1. Send a completed Historic Preservation Demolition Review Application with a written statement and site plan to [email protected] . Save the files as a PDF and follow the naming convention Demoapp_Address_Date (i.e. Demoapp_1739Broadway_4-30-2020).
  2. A Project Specialist will create a case and invoice the review fees by email (this takes 5 – 7 days).
  3. In the meantime, you should also start collecting the remaining signatures on page 3 of the Demolition Permit Application. That includes gathering approvals from Xcel, Comcast, the Health Department, etc. You’ll submit all of the approvals together to get your demolition permit. You’ll name that application DemoPmtApp_1739Broadway_4-30-2020.
  4. You will log in through the Customer Self-Service (CSS) Portal to upload all the necessary application files in PDF format. You must also upload the materials you originally emailed in step 1. The files must be PDF, not rotated (meaning the top of the page is at the top of the screen) and named correctly. Please reference the Electronic Submittal Requirements , for detailed requirements including naming conventions (page 9).
  5. If you need help uploading materials, naming them, or saving as PDF, please email [email protected] for assistance.
  6. Your application will then be reviewed by staff and scheduled for a Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting or Landmarks Board Meeting if required.

 

State Income Tax Credit Application

  1. Complete the Residential Tax Credit Application Form, 2014 Credit . Available from the History Colorado website OMMITING SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS.
  2. Send this application to [email protected] .
  3. A Project Specialist will create a case and invoice the review fees by email (this takes 5 – 7 days). The review fee is based on the size of the project and can be found on page 28 of the Schedule of Fees.
  4. You will log in through the Customer Self-Service (CSS) Portal to pay the review fees and upload all the necessary application files in PDF format. Do not include Social Security numbers on any of your application materials. You must also upload the materials you originally emailed in step 2.
  5. Since it is a tax credit, the purpose of the application is to document – the clearer the application materials, the better standing you’re on if you get audited in the future. The City’s role is to make sure that the qualifying costs you are claiming meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Clearly labeled photographs of the existing conditions will be submitted in Part I (the initial application), followed by photographs after the rehabilitatation (Part II, which you'll apply for when Part I is approved and the work is complete).
  6. The files must be PDF, not rotated (meaning the top of the page is at the top of the screen) and named correctly. Please reference the Electronic Submittal Requirements , for detailed requirements including naming conventions (page 9).
  7. If you need help uploading materials, naming them, or saving as PDF, please email [email protected] for assistance.
  8. Your application will then be reviewed by staff and scheduled for a Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting.