Design Guidelines


We are pleased to present to you the HPC Design Guidelines. This information should enable you to understand and apply more easily an application for a certificate of appropriateness. Within local historic districts and local landmarks, property owners are required to obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness before beginning any type of major exterior construction, alteration or demolition.

The Commission is eager to help each resident and believes this guideline manual will clarify as well as educate. We applaud every effort you make and every step you take to improve your neighborhood. Working together we can upgrade and beautify our neighborhoods and at the same time preserve their historic character.

Thank you for being a valuable part of the Rocky Mount community and please know that you are welcome at the monthly commission meetings (4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm, 3rd floor Committee Room, Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building) either as an interested visitor or applicant.