Six of Charlotte's most significant older neighborhoods have been designated by City Council as Local Historic Districts, in recognition of their importance in the history and character of the city. The twelve member Historic District Commission and its staff work with property owners and businesses in the districts to assure that development and renovation occurs in a manner that is consistent with the character of the neighborhood.
The Charlotte Historic District map is an interactive program that allows users to view descriptions of applications for Certificates of Appropriateness which are highlighted on the District maps in bold color. You can search by street address, parcel ID, application number or by clicking on the parcel. If there are multiple projects per parcel, you will be able to advance through each description by clicking on the arrow at the top right of the pop-up box. If you need further assistance there is a help icon on the application.
Historic District Commission RetreatFebruary 23, 2018
Application Submission Changes -
Accela Citizen Access
Effective, October 3, 2016, the City of Charlotte Historic District Commission will require Electronic Plan (EPLAN) submittals for all Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) Application reviews.
Accela EDR (Electronic Document Review) will streamline, the plan submission, review, tracking and approval processes. This web based solution supports a greener environment, reduced printer/courier costs and affords greater flexibility to our customers. Submit and track permits 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Project status updates and review comments are communicated to customers through automated email notifications. At the conclusion of review, an electronic “Certificate of Appropriateness” will be issued which will remain part of the electronic record that customers may access at any time. An email notification of the project approval will also be sent to the customer. Customers will no longer submit paper applications, plans or any other documents via hardcopy, email or fax.
As always, customers may contact HDC staff with questions or guidance on proposed projects via email, telephone, or on a walk-in basis.
For additional information about the electronic document submission process and to apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness please see
EPLAN Review Application Instructions and/or
User Guide - Accela Citizen Access.