Architectural Review Board (ARB)


  • 6 p.m.
  • Once per month, second Wednesday of the month
  • 2019 Meeting Schedule
  • City Hall Council Chamber (Third floor)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Board Overview

An application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) must be submitted and complete at least 14 calendar days before the meeting. The application should be directed to the Secretary of the ARB / Preservation Planner with the Department of Planning and Community Development by email or hard copy at:

City Hall

Room 304

135 N. Union St.

Petersburg, VA 23803

Not sure if your property lies within a local historic district? Check this map, and staff is available to confirm whether or not a property is within a district.

A COA is required for all exterior work including but not limited to:

  • Dependency buildings
  • Doors
  • Fences
  • Masonry
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Signs
  • Windows

Additional Information

For information regarding the Architectural Review Board, design guidelines, agenda scheduling, and/or submission requirements, please contact the Office of the Preservation Planner at 804-733-2314.