Restoration and Architectural Board of Review
The Tipp City Restoration and Architectural Board of Review (Restoration Board) guides development and renovation in the Historic District in order to safeguard Tipp City's built resources, according to the provisions of Tipp City Code. Any proposed work done on the exterior of a structure within the District must be reviewed and approved by the Restoration Board. This includes new construction, reconstruction, renovation, restoration, or painting a new color of any property within the Historic District, as well as work on site features such as paving, walkways, and fences. If approved, the Restoration Board issues a Certificate of Appropriateness to the applicant. The Restoration Board bases its decisions on criteria defined by the Old Tippecanoe City Restoration and Architectural District Code, the US Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Rehabilitation, and the Guidelines Booklet.
The Restoration Board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Tipp City Government Center Council Chambers. Applications for Certificates of Appropriateness are due by 5:00 PM on the Tuesday preceding the meeting, at the Community and Economic Development Department located at the Tipp City Government Center. Applicants are required to attend the Restoration Board meeting to discuss their proposals and answer questions. Informal study review of proposed projects is provided by the Restoration Board prior to building permit application and is encouraged. Requests for Certificates of Appropriateness do not require a fee, but the Restoration Board cannot provide authorization until a full proposal is presented for their consideration and approval.
Additional information concerning the Tipp City Historic District, the Restoration Board, and the Code requirements for exterior construction can be found in the Guidelines for the Old Tippecanoe City Restoration and Architectural District and the Quick Reference Guide.