Historic design review approval is required when exterior alterations are proposed to local historic landmarks or resources within National Register Districts. Homes built before 1986 may be more vulnerable to earthquake damage and you may want to look at ways to
reduce your risk.
Review the requirements about historic design review contained in
Salem Revised Code (SRC) Chapter 230.
Download and review the application packet for the approval process associated with your proposed work as outlined in Table 230-1 of
SRC Chapter 230:
Minor - Administrative approval
Major - Approval required by the
Historic Landmarks Commission.
land use application along with items from the design review application packet checklist.
SRC Chapter 230 lists the specific requirements for proposed work, but generally you will need historic design review for the following types of work: