What type of work requires review by the Landmark Commission?

Any project that involves changing the exterior of a property, including additions, new construction, demolition, moderate repair, and/or replacement of architectural features, requires Landmark Commission review. Minor repair or replacement of architectural features, most fencing, rear decks and other items allowed under administrative approval, may be reviewed by the historic preservation officer during the building permit process and often will not require further review.

To determine if your project requires Landmark Commission review, you should contact the Development Services Department at 409-797-3660 to discuss the planned work well in advance of the anticipated start of construction.

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1. What are the advantages to owning property in a local historic district?
2. What type of work requires review by the Landmark Commission?
3. Upon what does the Landmark Commission base its decisions?
4. Under what authority does the Landmark Commission operate and for what purpose?
5. Is interior work reviewed?
6. Are there specific colors that I must paint my property if it’s located within a historic district?
7. What is the time period for Landmark Commission review?
8. What are the qualifications required to serve on the Landmark Commission?
9. Is the Landmark Commission the same as the Galveston Historical Foundation?