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Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) Application
What is a Certificate of Appropriateness?
A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is simply a document that you receive from the IHPC stating the specified work has been approved. A Certificate of Appropriateness is required before most exterior work begins, before a building permit can be issued, and before any variance of development standards, land use variance, or rezoning can be granted.

Here is a copy of the COA application.

For more information on how to obtain a COA, please see the Certificate of Appropriateness pull-down menu to the left.

Please be sure to sign and date your COA Application!

To email, send application and accompanying documentation to

To mail, send completed application and accompanying documents to:

Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission
200 East Washington Street, Suite 1842 CCB
Indianapolis, IN 46204

or you may drop off your application in person.