Memphis Landmarks Commission
The Memphis Landmarks Commission (MLC) is responsible for preserving and protecting the historic, architectural, and cultural landmarks in the City of Memphis. As such, MLC reviews zoning requests and work that is visible from the street, including new construction, demolition, relocation of structures, and different types of exterior alterations in both historic preservation zones and historic conservation zones.
At present, historic preservation zones include the following neighborhoods:
Additionally, Memphis' historic conservation zones include Central Gardens, Evergreen, Lea's Woods, and Rozelle-Annesdale.
Nancy Jane Baker
125 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Ph: (901) 576-7191
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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For the 2013 application deadline and meeting schedule Click Here
Construction Regulations for Protected Housing Zones
If a property owner within either a historic preservation zone or a historic conservation zone seeks a building permit for exterior work, the owner must receive a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) from MLC. To obtain the COA, the property owner must submit a COA Application Form, a COA Application Certification Form, site plans, measured drawings of elevations, and floor plans to MLC by the appropriate application deadline.
For a fee schedule for COA applications to the Memphis Landmarks Commission Click Here
Please review the documents below to obtain additional information and a more detailed description of the design review process:
- Guide One: Design Review Process (description of the design review process)
- Guide Two: COA Application Instructions (step-by-step guide)
- Guide Three: COA Application Requirements (details of the application process)
- Guide Four: COA Application Form (required in order to obtain a COA)
- Guide Five: COA Application Certification Form (address and agreement certification)