Historic District

**The formatted and illustrated draft design guidelines can be found by visiting the page to the left titled 'Historic District Guideline Update' **


Monroe Historic District

The City of Monroe has been a Certified Local Government since March 10, 1986. Below is an excerpt from the National Park Service website regarding Certified Local Governments:

Preservation through Partnership: this is the goal of the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program.  Local, State, and Federal governments work together in the Federal Preservation Program to help communities save the irreplaceable historic character of places.  Through the certification process, communities make a local commitment to historic preservation. This commitment is key to America’s ability to preserve, protect, and increase awareness of  our unique cultural heritage found in the built environment across the country.

For more information regarding the importance of being  Certified Local Government, please visit the National Park website: https://www.nps.gov/clg/

The National Park Service publishes preservation briefs to provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings. To access the preservation briefs, please follow this link: https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs.htm

The Historic District Guidelines for properties located in the South Monroe Historic District can be found HERE.

A brochure briefly explaining what projects require approval and what projects do not can be located HERE.

The Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) Application can be found HERE

*If your project is required to be reviewed by the Historic District Commission, you or a representative will need to attend the meeting.

**Please note: Commission Level applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the Historic District meeting. **

If you are not sure if your property is located in the Historic District, you can check the Historic District Map or call the Planning Department at (704) 282-4527 to confirm whether your porperty is located in the district or not.

Historic District Reminder Postcard

**Please call the Planning Department before you start any project to confirm that your project does not require approval.**

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Department at (704) 282-4527.

Historic Downtown Monroe

Visit the Historic Downtown Monroe Website to see upcoming events and a shopping guide for our downtown businesses.

Take a step back in time with the Historic Downtown Walking Tour!