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FAQ: Historic Preservation

Are there any historical overlays in Fargo? What regulations are involved with these?

There are currently five historical overlays: Roberts Street, Downtown 8th Street, Island Park, Woodruffs Addition, and Erskines.

Each historical overlay has regulations and standards defined that aim to protect and enhance the historic character of the area. No permit for demolition, signs, new construction, or alterations to the exterior of buildings located within the historic overlay can be issued until a Certificate of Appropriateness is granted by the Historic Preservation Commission.