Historic Preservation

Garden Gate of Historic Home in Newport

Home to Kentucky's 2nd largest historic district. 

Newport is the home of Kentucky's 2nd largest historic district in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The historical districts & landmarks are overseen by the Historic Preservation Commission and Scott Clark, Newport's Historic Preservation Officer. 

Certificates of Appropriateness

In order to preserve the integrity of Newport's Historic District, residents and businesses in the East Row, York Street, and Monmouth Street Business Districts must obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) for any exterior alterations of their property PRIOR to commencement of the work.  

This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Replacement of architectural features
  • Work on windows, doors, porches, box gutters
  • Color selection for painting