Historic District Regulations & Certificate of Appropriateness: Washington, Connecticut (CT)

The Town of Washington Historic District Commission is charged with issuing Certificates of Appropriateness relative to the towns 3 historic districts: the Washington Green, Sunny Ridge and Calhoun Street – Ives Road.

A permit is required for construction of new buildings or structures or remodeling or alterations of exterior features of buildings and structures, which may be viewed from a public street, way, or place. This includes, but is not limited to: roads, driveways, parking areas, curbs, sidewalks, fences, walls, dams, bridges, docks, outdoor fireplaces, tennis courts, utility structures, gazebos, swimming pools, lampposts, monuments, statuary, signs, bill posters, primary buildings, accessory buildings, and any other feature of the built environment.

A permit is not required for repairs or replacement in kind, but a letter would be appreciated. If you have any questions relative to whether your proposed activity requires a Certificate of Appropriateness, please do not hesitate to contact us at (860) 354-9346 so that we may assist you. We also offer full service land use permitting where we handle the entire permitting process from beginning to end.

Washington Certificate of Appropriateness Application Form

This is the application form to request a Certificate of Appropriateness if your proposed project falls within one of the three Historic Districts.

Washington Certificate of Appropriateness Application Checklist
This checklist details all of the associated documents that must be included with an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness.

Washington Historic District Maps
These maps detail whether or not your property is within one of the three Historic Districts.

Washington Historic District Rules and Regulations
Established April 8, 1991 and last revised July 16, 2001 these are the Rules and Regulations as it relates to activities within the Historic Districts.

Washington Historic District Guidelines
Established May 1998 and last revised May 1999 these are the Guidelines as it relates to activities within the Historic Districts.

If you have any questions regarding the interpretation of a local land use regulation or application or you are interested in working with us on a project, contact us at (860) 354-9346. We look forward to speaking with you!

Back to:
Washington Building Department Regulations & Application Forms
Washington Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Regulations & Application Forms:
Washington Zoning Regulations & Application Forms:
Washington Health Department Regulations & Application Forms
Washington Planning Regulations & Application Forms:
Washington Board of Selectmen Regulations & Application Forms
Washington Conservation Commission Forms
Washington Historic District Commission Regulations & Application Forms
Washington Zoning Board of Appeals Regulations & Application Forms

Please note that you should always contact the Town of Washington to determine if the Regulations and/or application forms have recently changed.