Historic Preservation Officer
Historic design review approval is required when exterior alterations are proposed to local historic landmarks or resources within National Register Districts. Homes built before 1986 may be more vulnerable to earthquake damage and you may want to look at ways to reduce your risk.
Application Process Overview
- Review the requirements about historic design review contained in Salem Revised Code (SRC) Chapter 230.
- Download and review the application packet for the approval process associated with your proposed work as outlined in Table 230-1 of SRC Chapter 230:
- Submit a land use application along with items from the design review application packet checklist.
Examples of Work Requiring Review
SRC Chapter 230 lists the specific requirements for proposed work, but generally you will need historic design review for the following types of work:
- Awnings and canopies
- Commercial signage
- Dormers and roofline additions
- Garages and outbuildings
- Murals and wall graphics
- New additions
- Porches and decks
- Residential windows