No application need be made for routine maintenance that does not involve a change in design, color, or material. Modifications that will not be permanent (fewer than 30 days), such as a sign giving notice of a special event, or the flying of a flag during a holiday celebration, are exempt from Commission jurisdiction. No application need be made to change a paint color to white, to repaint using the same color, or to replace an existing mailbox in the same location with a USPS standard mailbox, unpainted or painted black and supported by an unpainted wooden post. However, it is advisable to inform the Commission of any upcoming “like for like” work that will take place on your property.
Inquiries concerning whether an activity is within the Commission’s jurisdiction should be directed to the Chair of the Commission or via the Commission’s Administrative Assistant. If in doubt about applicability, parties are encouraged to file an application for a Certificate of Non-Applicability.