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Historic Preservation

Forms and Applications

Certificate of Appropriateness Instructions

Certificate of Appropriateness Application

Historic District Maps

Primary Core District

East Secondary District

North Secondary District

West Secondary District

Northwest Secondary District

Historic Property Search

SHAARD Database

  • On the welcome page at the top right, choose "Enter SHAARD as a guest."

  • Check mark the box "I accept the above terms and conditions," and click on continue.

  • At the survey type drop down, choose IHHSI (County Survey).

  • Enter the address and city you are searching for.

Additional Information

Demolition by Neglect Ordinance adopted June 28, 2006

Preservation Guidelines as amended June 8, 2006

Rules and Regulations 2007

Historic Preservation Commission

Stacie Krieger, Council Liaison

Jeff Cox - Jim Renne - Brent Grafe  -  Troy Wells - Heather Cutrell

Sue Morrison, Advisory

The Historic Preservation Commission and Your Property

Recognizing that the protection of the Town's historic structures and places is central to the preservation of the very heart of Newburgh, in 1997 the Town Council created the Newburgh Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) to implement the Indiana statutes relating to historic preservation and districts in the Town.

The HPC is an agency of government charged with the duty to protect and preserve the historical heritage of Newburgh by regulating the construction or destruction of buildings or sites in a historic district.

The Town Zoning Administrator is the staff member charged with the responsibility to determine whether you need a Certificate of Appropriateness (permit) for the work you propose to do.

The historic cupola sits atop old Town Hall, built in 1853 as Cumberland Presbyterian Church. This structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places both individually as well as part of the downtown National Register Historic District.

The Newburgh Historic Preservation Commission was created in 1997. Its mission is to assist in the preservation and protection of historic or architecturally worthy buildings, structures, sites, monuments, streetscapes, squares, and neighborhoods of Historic Districts created by the Town Council under IC 36-7-11. The Commission is concerned with those elements of development, redevelopment, rehabilitation, and preservation that affect visual quality in established Historic Districts. The Newburgh Historic Preservation Commission serves the citizens of Newburgh both as a steward of the Historic Districts and as a resource for property owners. The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Town Council, a five-member non-voting Advisory Board, and an Administrator.

Additional Resources

National Preservation Resources

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

Phone: 301.663.1490

National Main Street Center

Phone: 202.673.4219

National Parks Service /  Preservation Assistance Division
Phone: 202.343.9573

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Phone: 202.673.4296

State Preservation Organizations

Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
Phone: 317.232.1646

Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana
Phone: 800.450.4535

Local Preservation Resources

Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana / Southwest Field Office
Phone: 812.423.2988

Historic Newburgh, Inc.    
Phone: 812.853.2815

Town Hall Contact

Andrea Balboni - Facilities Coordinator
Phone: 812-518-1151


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