There are two types of historic designations within Richmond. The National Register is a federal designation and carries no restrictions on the property. City Old and Historic Districts are local designations and do carry restrictions on exterior alterations and new construction.
Determine if your property is in a National Register Historic Districts
Determine if your property is in a City Old and Historic District
Commission of Architectural Review (CAR)
The Commission of Architectural Review (CAR) helps to preserve the unique qualities of historic neighborhoods and sites by reviewing any proposed alteration, repainting, construction, or demolition within a designated Old and Historic District. CLICK HERE
Commission of Architectural Review General Information Brochure
Handbook and Design Review Guidelines
An extensive document by CAR that provides clear and objective recommendations for the preservation, restoration or rehabilitation of structures, as well as for new construction on vacant parcels or additions to existing buildings within the City’s Old and Historic Districts. CLICK HERE
View City Old and Historic maps by District
Church Hill Historic Plaques
If you live in the Church Hill neighborhood and would like an historic plaque for your home please contact our Preservation Team at 804.643.7407.