When do you need preservation plan approval?

An applicant must file a preservation plan when exterior work is proposed on existing structures on the property, or new construction is contemplated. In certain historic districts, approval is needed when the applicant wishes to paint a house a different color than the existing color. The applicant does not need to file a preservation plan if ordinary maintenance is being done. However, in that instance, the owner should check with the Office of Historic Preservation to confirm that a preservation plan is not needed and also with the zoning and building departments to determine if permits are required.

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1. What is the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)?
2. What is a preservation plan?
3. When do you need preservation plan approval?
4. What is ordinary maintenance?
5. How do you file for preservation plan approval?
6. Can I have my preservation plan approved administratively?
7. What if I want to run my ideas by the HPC?
8. Do I need a zoning permit for the work I want to do?
9. What if I want to plant a tree?
10. What if I want to paint my house?
11. What if I want to demolish a structure or part of a structure?
12. Do I need to hire professionals to present my plan to the Historic Preservation Commission?
13. What is the public hearing?
14. How do I get my plan approved?
15. What do I do if I need a zoning variance for a single family house?
16. What if my plan is not approved and I disagree with the HPC’s recommendations?
17. How does Princeton designate a historic district?