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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area. City offices and recreation facilities are closed on Friday, January 21. To learn more about the impact on City programs and services, click here.

The Greenville City Council meeting on January 24, 2022 will be a virtual meeting. Click here to learn more about the procedures for remote meetings, the public comment period, and public hearings.
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  • How do I know if my property is historic?

  • What does it mean if my house is located in National Register Historic District?

  • What are the benefits of owning an historic property?

  • Where can I find a full copy of the Greenville preservation Ordinance?

  • Are there any special requirements that I maintain my property?

  • Will I get a plaque?

  • Do I have to open my house to the public?

  • Will I have difficulty selling my house?

  • What if I want to demolish my property?

  • Will I be required to do anything to my property? What can’t I do to it?

  • Will I have to alter the building to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act?

  • Will this change my current base zoning?

  • Can I lease out my house?

  • Is the inside of my property regulated?

  • Can I renovate my property?

  • Will my yard be affected?

  • Will my storage shed (or other out-buildings) be affected?

  • Will my pets be affected?

  • Are there local, state or federal grants or loans available for renovations?

  • Will historic overlay zoning cause my taxes to increase?

  • Won’t Greenville lose tax revenue because of tax breaks for historic properties?

  • Will historic overlay zoning decrease my property’s value?

  • Do I need a permit to perform work on my property?

  • Do I need a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) to make repairs to my house or grounds?

  • When do I need to apply for a COA?

  • What is the COA application procedure?

  • How does the public hearing work?

  • How long will it take to obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness?

  • After I have obtained a Certificate of Appropriateness, can I begin work on my property?

  • Can I appeal the Commission’s decision?

  • Are there any penalties for violating provisions of the ordinance?

  • More questions?