Historic District Guidelines

City offices are now open to the public.

Electronic/digital submission of applications and other materials is encouraged whenever feasible. Consult the Staff Directory or the specific subject page for staff contact information.

Mailed items can be sent to:

CITY OF PORTSMOUTH
PLANNING DEPARTMENT ATTN: (STAFF MEMBER NAME)
801 CRAWFORD STREET
PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704

Credit card payments can now be accepted over the phone. Please call the Planning Department at 757-393-8836 for more information. Please note that a signed credit card authorization form is required to be submitted before a credit card payment can be processed.

The public is encouraged to contact staff via email or phone. Staff Directory

Certificate of Appropriateness Application Form Fillable (PDF) 

Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines (PDF)

"CAN DO" Help Video

Interested in moving to or renovating construction in one of Portsmouth’s Historic Districts? Check out our informational video here! For more information, contact Planning at 757-393-8836.

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