Historic Preservation Commission Guidelines

Any exterior alterations to structures within the Historic Districts require a Certificate of Appropriateness.  Some changes are considered in-kind replacement or minor works and can be approved by City staff.  The Historic Preservation Commission base all their decisions on the rules and guidelines set forth in the New Bern Land Use Ordinance and the Historic District Guidelines.  Below is a link to the Commission's Historic District Guidelines. 

If you have any questions, please call Development Services at 252-639-7581 or email robinsonk@newbern-nc.org.


Historic District Guidelines and Handbook



City of New Bern
PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
Planning/Inspections Main # (252) 639-7581
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