Historic District Regulations and Guidelines

Historic District Regulations

Article 6-1800 of the Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance provides for the protection of historically and culturally significant areas by the creation of Historic Site / Historic and Cultural Conservation / Historic Roadway Overlay Zoning Districts. In addition to land use regulations that apply in a particular area, landowners must comply with architectural guidelines that protect the historic character of the Historical and Cultural Conservation District.

Article 6-1900 of the Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance outlines the regulations of Historic Districts. A requirement of Article 6-1900 is the Certificate of Appropriateness (CAPP). Before any alterations to existing structures (including demolition) or construction of new structures or buildings (including fences but excluding farm fences and bona fide farm buildings primarily used or to be used for agriculture or horticultural purposes) and signs can proceed, plans must be presented to and reviewed by the Loudoun County Historic District Review Committee (HDRC).

  1. Aldie, Bluemont, Oatlands Taylorstown (ABOT)
  2. Goose Creek
  3. Waterford
  4. Beaverdam Creek Historic Roads

Historic District Guidelines

CAPP applicants should also refer to the appropriate updated guidelines for guidance.

The historic districts of Aldie, Bluemont, Oatlands, and Taylorstown, all follow the same guidelines and regulations.