The Williamsport Historical Architectural Review Board reviews all exterior repairs, renovations, and construction planned in the District. If your property is in the District, you must obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) before performing exterior alterations, repairs, improvements, demolitions, or construction. There is no fee for a HARB review.
If you want to replace a historic feature, such as windows, porch railings, or wood siding, slate or to demolish a structure, you must document the condition of the feature or structure and support your request for replacement or removal. New construction, including additions or garages, requires detailed drawings and plans and must be compatible with the property and district in general.
HARB sends a recommendation regarding your proposal to City Council. City Council is the official body issuing Certificates of Appropriateness. If you disagree with HARB’s recommendation, you have the right to discuss your application with City Council.
100 West 3rd Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 327-7500
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm