The City of Hartsville’s Historic Preservation Ordinance promotes the cultural, educational, economic and general welfare of the public by providing a mechanism for the identification, recognition, preservation, maintenance, protection and enhancement of old, historic and architecturally valuable structures, properties, districts and/or neighborhoods which serve as visible reminders of the cultural, economic, social, political and/or architectural history of the City of Hartsville.
The Architectural Review Board and City Council have identified a historic district that includes six noncontiguous properties. Five (5) of the six (6) districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- The Hartsville Museum
- The Hartsville Rail Passenger Station
- The Hart Cottage
- Lawton Park and Pavilion
- Coker Experimental Farms
- Kimbrell’s Building
Historic Preservation Resources
- South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (http://www.shpo.sc.gov/)
- National Trust for Historic Preservation (https://www.savingplaces.org/)
- National Park Service (https://www.nps.gov/index.htm)
Historic Preservation Ordinance
Certificate of Appropriateness
If you propose to make modifications to a property that is designated as a local historic property you will need to follow the steps for obtaining a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) prior to pulling necessary permits and beginning work.
What is a Certificate of Appropriateness?
A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is an official document which certified that any exterior changes to a property located in a local historic district or a property designated as a local historic landmark are in keeping with the architectural review criteria established for each district or landmark. This requirement applies to all properties located within a local historic district, regardless of age or significance and to all local historic landmarks.
The requirement for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) applies to all properties, regardless of age or significant, that are located in a designated local historic district or designated as local historic landmarks.
A Certificate of Appropriateness is required regardless of whether the modification to the exterior or site is visible, and regardless of whether or not a building permit is required.