The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for issuing Certificates of Appropriateness for properties that are located within the Historic Preservation Overlay District and conversions of buildings on or eligible to be on the National Register of Historic Places which are located in the Downtown Business District and the Upper Square District.
Please note that per Article 12 of our Zoning Ordinance (PDF), "No building or structure, including fieldstone walls or other wall sturctures, fences, steps, landscaping, and paving shall be altered, reconstructed, erected, restored, moved, or demolished, and no sign, light, fence, wall, or there appurtenant fixtures shall be erected or displayed on any site or lot or on the exterior of any building or structure, nor shall any building permit or other Kennebunk permits be issued, therefore, until a corresponding certificate of appropriateness has first been issued."
Historic Preservation District Design Guidelines
The Historic Preservation Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month as needed at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Town Hall. All meeting agendas are posted on the bulletin board on the 2nd floor of Town Hall and on the Meeting Calendar.