Oaks Historic District
Welcome to the Largest Historic District in Texas
With homes dating back 100-plus years to Beaumont's earliest days, we pride ourselves on the appearance, desirability, and preservation of the neighborhood, and there are a few extra precautions we take to ensure the authenticity of the area.
The District's boundaries are Beech Street on the North, Rusk on the South, 1st Street to the East, and 11th Street on the West.
A Certificate of Appropriateness is required for all exterior changes to a structure visible from the street right-of-way. Depending on the nature of the request, some can be approved by Planning staff, however, if it is a significant modification it may require review by the Historic Landmark Commission, which meets monthly. You can see deadlines for submissions and upcoming agendas here.
A Certificate of Appropriateness is not required for any interior projects but may be subject to a building permit. Be sure to contact Building Codes if you have any questions.
Apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness.
Permitting is required for different types of projects - both interior and exterior. You can find a full list of applicable permits and apply for permits through our online portal.
All permit fees can be found in our Code of Ordinances, Section 24.01.002: Fee schedule.
If you have any questions please call 409-880-3100 or email Building Codes.
Living in the Historic Oaks District
Do you live in the Historic Oaks District, or plan to move here?
Please note: There are some things you should be mindful of when owning a home in the district.
Some things to keep in mind:
- There may be special permitting required for certain exterior projects.
- Exterior projects must be applied for and approved by staff or, if necessary, the Historical Landmark Commission before work begins.
- We have an approved color palette for all exterior paint jobs to expedite approvals > Sherwin Williams America's Heritage Exterior Color Palette. You can also view these colors at the Building Codes counter in City Hall (801 Main Street, Suite 210).
You can have properties, structures, and more registered as Historical Designations locally or through the State.
Want to designate a property?
Start by taking a look at our Historic Designation Procedure (PDF).