How to Submit an Application

Heritage Preservation Applications

In order to submit a request for a grant, a cultural resource study, a landmark overlay, or a design review request in the Downtown, Landmark, or Townsite Overlay. You must submit a Historic Preservation Commission Master Application (PDF) in addition to other development applications, including site plans, sign permits, building permits, and demolition permits. This application was last revised in July 2020.

If you are submitting an application for a review of a Certificate of Appropriateness, a Certificate of Economic Hardship, a Phase I Cultural Resource Study or a Phase 2 Cultural Resource Study, the Community Development counter must receive your application by the time in the submission schedule below. Please provide photo documentation of notices being placed in the appropriate locations by the Notice Deadline if the property is within the Townsite Overlay.

2022 Submission Schedule

The submission schedule is subject to change for holidays and office closures.  Variations from the typical schedule will be noted in BOLD. 

HPC Meeting Date
Third Wednesday of the Month
Submission Deadline
Last Wednesday of the previous month at Noon
Notice Deadline
for Townsite Overlay Property
January 19, 2022 at 4pmDecember 29, 2021 January 4, 2022
February 16, 2022 at 4pmJanuary 26, 2022February 1, 2022
March 16, 2022 at 4pmFebruary  23, 2022March 1, 2022
April 20, 2022 at 4pmMarch 30, 2022 April  5, 2022
May 18, 2022 at 4pmApril 27, 2022May 3, 2022
June 15, 2022 at 4pm
May 25, 2022May 31, 2022
July 20, 2022 at 4pm June 29, 2021July 5, 2021
August 17, 2022 at 4pm  July 27, 2022August 2, 202
September 21, 2022 at 4pm August 31, 2022September 6, 2022
October 19, 2022 at 4pm September 28, 2022October 4, 2022
November 16, 2022 at 4pm October 26, 2022November 1, 2022
December 21, 2022 at 4pm November 30, 2022December 6, 2022


Submitting Your Application / Commission Meetings

In order for your item to be put on the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) agenda, the Heritage Preservation Officer, Mark Reavis, must deem the application complete within 5 working days. Please also note that per the Flagstaff Zoning Code, the Heritage Preservation Officer may refer any application, including Letter Reports and Certificates of No Effect to the HPC for any reason. If the Heritage Preservation Officer refers the application, you will not need to resubmit, but additional materials may be requested.

All applications are being accepted electronically. For the most up to date information on how to submit applications, please refer to the Community Development website.

Property owners or their representatives should plan to attend the Commission meeting in order to present supplemental material and answer questions. The Commission may delay the approval of applications if the information is incomplete or there is no one available to answer their questions.

Note for Properties in the Townsite Overlay

For any new construction, addition, or other exterior alteration, the City of Flagstaff shall prepare, and the Applicant shall post for a minimum of 15 days, a Notice of Public Hearing for any application subject to review before the Historic Preservation Commission within the district. Such notices shall be conspicuously posted at the back of sidewalk on the subject site and on property line at the alley. In a case of multiple street frontages or alley frontages, additional notices shall be similarly posted on each additional street or alley. Please contact the Heritage Preservation Officer for a notice template and submittal instructions at least 30 days before your possible hearing date. Provide time-stamped photos of notices to the Heritage Preservation Officer for Townsite Overlay applications.