The Certificate of Non-Historic Status officially declares a building as non-historic at the local level. This status provides property owners with increased certainty in the demolition process. A Certificate of Non-Historic Status allows a demolition application to be processed without further review by Landmark Preservation for five years.
Properties without a certificate must undergo a demolition review by Landmark Preservation staff, who will determine whether the property has potential for historic designation (per the city's landmark ordinance).
For certificates issued as part of a general development plan under the zoning code, the certificate shall be valid for up to 10 years.
To apply for a Certificate of Non-Historic Status, the property must not be:
- Pending designation
- Individually designated
- In a historic district