Historic Districts



Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.


Historic District Applications

Certificate of Appropriateness (pdf) (docx)
Appeal Historic Commission to Board of Adjustment (pdf) (doc)
Historic District Amendment Application (pdf)


Historic District Maps


(Maps are in Adobe Acrobat pdf format)



Historic Districts  (1.3MB)



Historic Districts with Zoning  (1.4MB)

north area  (0.8MB)

south area  (0.5MB)



 Staff Contact Person

Katherine Godwin
Planning & Neighborhood Development Department
City Hall
35 Cabarrus Ave W
P. O. Box 308
Concord, NC 28026-0308
704-920-6962 fax




Historic District Handbook

The Historic District Handbook is a guidebook to the Historic Commission, the staff, and citizens concerning implementation of the historic districts in Concord.  The entire handbook can be downloaded.  The links below will jump to the indicated section of the handbook.  




Entire Handbook

All sections combined into one pdf for download

Approval Requirement Needs


Chapter 1


Chapter 2


Chapter 3

Working with the Commission

Chapter 4

Local Standards

Chapter 5 Section 1

New Construction

Chapter 5 Section 2

New Addition Construction

Chapter 5 Section 3

New Accessory Struction Construction

Chapter 5 Section 4


Chapter 5 Section 5


Chapter 5 Section 6


Chapter 5 Section 7


Chapter 5 Section 8

Landscaping and Trees

Chapter 5 Section 9

Fences and Walls

Chapter 5 Section 10

Driveways Walkways and Parking

Chapter 5 Section 11

Lighting and Transformers

Chapter 5 Section 12

Mechanical and Incidental Equipment

Chapter 5 Section 13


Chapter 5 Section 14

Housing Code

Appendix A

Secretary of Interior Standards

Appendix B

Tree Maintenance

Appendix C


Historic District Handbook