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.

2021 Submission Schedule

HPC Meeting Date
Third Wednesday of the Month
Submission DeadlineNotice Deadline
for Townsite Overlay Property
June 16, 2021 at 4pmWednesday May 26, 2021 at NoonTuesday  June 1, 2021 at 5pm
July 21, 2021 at 4pmWednesday June 30, 2021 at Noon Tuesday  July 6, 2021 at 4pm
August 18, 2021 at 4pmWednesday July 28, 2021 at NoonTuesday  August 3, 2021 at 4pm
September 15, 2021 at 4pmWednesday August 25, 2021 at NoonTuesday  August 31, 2021 at 4pm
October 20, 2021 at 4pmWednesday September 29, 2021 at NoonTuesday  October 5, 2021 at 4pm
November 17, 2021 at 4pmWednesday October 27, 2021 at NoonTuesday  November 2, 2021 at 4pm
December 15, 2021 at 4pmTuesday November 23, 2021 at NoonTuesday November 30, 2021 at 4pm

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.

City Hall is still closed and 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 representative 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.