WILKESBORO HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
The Historic Preservation Commission of the Town of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, 'shall be governed by the terms of Chapter 160A, Article 19, Part 3C of the General Statutes of North Carolina, and by the terms of the Town of Wilkesboro Historic Preservation Ordinance enacted by the Town of Wilkesboro Board of Commissioners on the 2004, and any amendments thereto.
The National Register is the nation's official list of building sites or areas worthy of preservation. The listing does not restrict what the property owner may do with the property unless the owner is using federal assistance. A local historic district is designated by a local ordinance, which falls under the jurisdiction of an appointed citizen-board, this is your Historic Preservation Commission; the Historic Downtown Wilkesboro District is currently listed on the National Register and is also regulated by local ordinance.
The Historic Preservation Commission provides Wilkesboro with the means to make sure that growth, development, and change take place in ways that respect the important architectural, historical and environmental characteristics within a district.
The Historic Preservation Commission for the Town of Wilkesboro fulfills the following responsibilities and duties:
Historic Downtown Wilkesboro Planning
Amendment(s) and administration related to Historic District Design Guidelines and Local Historic District Overlay
Historic Downtown Wilkesboro Certificate of Appropriateness Application and Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) review