What is a local historic district?

A local historic district is a type of zoning applied by the City Council or Board of County Commissioners to an area of special significance in terms of its history, prehistory, architecture, and/or culture, that possesses integrity of design, setting, materials, feeling, and association (as per NCGS 160A-400.3). Local historic districts can be located using the City’s DurhamMaps mapping program.

Use DurhamMaps to see local historic districts.

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1. What is a local historic district?
2. How is a local historic district designated?
3. What is a local historic landmark?
4. How is a local historic landmark designated?
5. What are the benefits of local historic landmark designation?
6. What is the National Register?
7. What are the benefits and responsibilities of National Register listing?
8. What is a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)?
9. What work requires a COA?
10. How do I know if a property needs a COA?
11. Who reviews COA applications?
12. What about demolition of historic structures?
13. What is demolition by neglect?
14. What are the criteria for establishing a condition of demolition by neglect?
15. What is the process for determining demolition by neglect?
16. What are the outcomes in establishing a condition of demolition by neglect?
17. How do I find the zoning on my property?
18. What is being built on a property near me?