Design Guidelines

Design guidelines are created by a community in order to protect their historic resources, particularly those designated as landmarks or historic districts. Anyone wishing to make changes to a historic property or alter the appearance of a district must gain approval usually from a historic preservation commission or architectural review board. Below you will find links to design guidelines set in place by various communities across the state of Missouri.

Cape Girardeau

Design Guidelines for Downtown Cape Girardeau
Certificate of Appropriateness Fact Sheet
The Boulevard Local Historic District Design Guidelines


Design Guidelines for The District


Historic Preservation Design Guidelines
Truman Heritage District Design Guidelines

Excelsior Springs

Hall of Waters Historic District Design Guidelines


Grandview Residential Historic District


Hannibal, Missouri Design Review Guidelines

Jefferson City

School Street Local Historic District Design Guidelines


Historic District Design Guidelines


Historic Downtown Moberly Design Guidelines

Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff Historic Design Review Guidelines

Sainte Genevieve

Design Guidelines for Saint Genevieve National Register Historic District

St. Louis

Historic Shaw Neighborhood — Historic Preservation Guidelines

St. Joseph

St. Joseph Historic District Guidelines — St. Joseph Landmakr Commission


Commercial Street Design Guidelines