The COA Review Process
The Certificate of Appropriateness process is administered through public meetings. Applicants and interested parties are encouraged to attend.
A typical COA application is presented at two meetings* — on Tuesday to the COA Subcommittee and on Thursday to the full Tulsa Preservation Commission, at which time a decision to approve or deny the application is made.
|TPC Staff receives COA Application along with supporting plans, photographs and brochures from applicant.|
|At the COA Subcommittee Meeting, TPC staff presents application to the Subcommittee members.*|
|COA Subcommittee decides if the application is complete and votes on a recommendation to the full Commission.|
|TPC staff presents the application to the full Tulsa Preservation Commission. The COA Subcommitee Chair explains the subcommittee’s recommendation.|
|The Tulsa Preservation Commission votes whether to approve or deny the application for a Certificate of Appropriateness.|
|If approved, a Certificate of Appropriateness is issued to the applicant, typically within a few business days. Applicants who are denied can reapply.|
*New construction projects (brand new buildings on cleared land) are reviewed twice at the COA Subcommittee level due to the complexity of the applications.