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Photo of Rieck HouseProperties on the Clark County Heritage Register may require a Certificate of Appropriateness before work can be done to the property that affects its historic features or requires a building permit. Ordinary repair and maintenance generally does not require a certificate of appropriateness, however please contact appropriate Historic Preservation Commission staff before proceeding with any maintenance or repair work.

Review process
There are two types of reviews for a Certificate of Appropriateness, Type I and Type III. Type I reviews of small repairs or exact replacements of exterior elements are conducted by Clark County or City of Vancouver. Type III reviews of large alterations to the structure are considered by the Historic Preservation Commission in a public hearing. Reviews are conducted at no cost to the property owner.

Clark County Historic Preservation Code (Title 40)

Design review procedures (PDF)
Certificate of Appropriateness application form (PDF) (DOC)


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