CURRENT HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS
The HDC's overall goal is to preserve and protect our town, not to complicate the lives of property owners! Our shared heritage - the visual, architectural character of Eureka Springs' historic district - is precious. It can neither be found anywhere else in America, nor can it be duplicated or faked.
Change is regulated by issuing Certificates of Appropriateness (CofAs) for work planned on property in the historic district.
A CofA is required when doing any work on the exterior of a building, or on built site improvements. All changes, restoration, maintenance and alterations to buildings, grounds and properties within the boundaries of the district as set by the National Historic Register are subject to approval by the Historic District Commission. A map is available to determine if you live in the district. A CofA is always required, even if a Building Permit is not. You may pick up your application at City Hall. The Eureka Springs Historic District Guidelines are available for you to review at City Hall or follow the links on the front page of this website.
To read the History of the Eureka Springs Historic District, click here.
To send e-mail to the Commission, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Meetings and Deadlines
Meetings are regularly scheduled for 6 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Meetings are broadcast live over Cable Channel 21.
Level II and Level III documentations must be received at least 10 days before meeting date. Level II property line fences/walls and all Level III will require an HDC site visit prior to meeting. New construction and addition footprints must be visually marked for the site visit. Staff will provide a checklist for these Level III applications.
EUREKA SPRINGS HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE 2017
MEETING DATE LEVEL III* DUE LEVEL II* DUE
January 4 December 22 December 29
January 18 January 5 January 12
February 1 January 19 January 26
February 15 February 2 February 9
March 1 February 16 February 23
March 15 March 2 March 9
April 5 March 23 March 30
April 19 April 6 April 13
May 3 April 20 April 27
May 17 May 4 May 11
June 7 May 25 June 1
June 21 June 8 June 15
July 5 June 22 June 29
July 19 July 6 July 13
August 2 July 20 July 27
August 16 August 3 August 17
September 6 August 24 August 31
September 20 September 7 September 14
October 4 September 21 September 28
October 18 October 5 October 12
November 1 October 19 October 26
November 15 November 2 November 9
December 6 November 22 November 30
December 20 December 7 December 14
Applications are due on these dates. Documentation must be received on Monday before the meeting.
Level II property line fences/walls and all Level III may require an HDC site visit prior to the meeting.