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FAQ: Historic Preservation

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

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

Each historical overlay has regulations and standards defined 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.