Adopting a local preservation ordinance, appointing a preservation commission, and designating historic resources is one of the best ways for the City of Idaho City to protect the historic character of its buildings, neighborhoods, and landmarks from inappropriate alterations, incompatible new construction, as well as outright demolition. For additional questions about the Historic Preservation Commission, feel free to give us a call at 208-392-4584 or feel free to email us at IdahoCityHPC@gmail.com
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Commissioners meet to review applications the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Any exterior changes to a structure, signage, or demolition, planned within the boundaries of the Historic District, beyond maintenance projects, must obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Idaho City Historic Preservation Commission BEFORE starting that project and BEFORE a building permit can be issued.
2) Fill out an Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness.
4) You are welcome and encouraged, but not required, to attend the next monthly meeting, to answer any questions the commissioners might have. A call-in phone conference can also be arranged, as needed.
Applications and guidelines are below. You can also obtain one from City Hall during normal business hours.
Secretary of Interior's Standards and Guidelines for the treatment of Historic Properties: