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No, a Certificate of Appropriateness is an approval from the Planning staff to ensure the integrity and preservation of structures as the home lies within the Oaks Historic District. If required, building permits must be obtained in conjunction with an approved certificate.
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A Certificate of Appropriateness is designed to protect the integrity of structures within the district.
This certificate is required for most exterior alterations and repairs for structures located within the bound of The Oaks Historic District, as well as properties with a Historic Designation located within The City of Beaumont.
All exterior alterations and repairs require a Certificate of Appropriateness. All structural work will also need a building permit. Actions requiring application are the instillation or replacement of:
When listing a reason for a request please be specific and include all details such as materials, paint colors, etc.
Please attach photos or sketches of proposed changes such as paint colors with the name of the colors. Sketches of existing windows and proposed windows, existing roof types with proposed roof types.
Lastly, please be sure that your application has a valid email, address, and phone number for office staff to contact you should your application require more information.
You can apply for permits, see the full list of permits, and check the permit application status on our online portal. For first-time users, you must create an account. Certificates are valid for a period of six months from the time of issuance, and the fee is $20.