Pre-Application and Certificate of Appropriateness
It is very important that any applicant, business owner, and/or land owner in any City of Oxford Historic Districts consult the HAPC Design Guidelines prior to initiating a project or submitting an application to the HAPC. Each project will be judged, at least in part, against the guidelines listed on our website. Obviously, the HAPC cannot anticipate every application or situation within the context of these guidelines. Thus, each proposal will ultimately be judged on its own merits. As stated in the introduction, the guidelines represent a common framework from which to begin evaluating individual applications.
After consulting the guidelines you are encouraged to obtain an application for a Sketch Review and Certificate of Appropriateness from the City of Oxford Community Development Department. Also, it is always a good idea to consult the City Staff about the particular details of your project, the application process, and the guidelines before you spend too much time, money, and energy developing a project or pursuing a process which is outdated.
Complete and return the following materials to the City of Oxford Community Development Department no later than 19 days prior to the meeting date. The appropriate documentation must be included. Incomplete applications will not be processed.