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 an application to Heritage Preservation in addition to other development applications, including site plans, sign permits, building permits, and demolition permits. These applications were last updated in May 2023.

* Note: The $65.00 application fee is a one time expense that may be applied to all three Heritage Preservation applications.

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.

2023 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 at 4pm
Submission Deadline
Last Wednesday of the previous month at Noon
Notice Deadline 
for Townsite Overlay Property
January 18, 2023December 28, 2022January 3, 2023
February 15, 2023January 25, 2023January  31, 2023
March 15, 2023February  22, 2023February 28, 2023
April 19, 2023March 29, 2023April 4, 2023
May 17, 2023April 26, 2023May 2, 2023
June 21, 2023May 31, 2023June 1, 2023
July 19, 2023 June 28, 2023July 4, 2023
August 16, 2023 July 26, 2023August 1, 2023
September 20, 2023August 30, 2023September 5, 2023
October 18, 2023September 27, 2023October 3, 2023
November 15, 2023October 25, 2023October 31, 2023
December 20, 2023November 29, 2023December 5, 2023

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 the 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.