Historic District Enabling Statute

Connecticut General Statues
Revised to January 1, 1981

Sec. 7-147a. Historic districts authorized. Definitions.

(a) As used in sections 7-147k, inclusive: "Altered" means changed, modified, "erected" means constructed, built, installed or enlarged; "exterior architectural features" means such portion of the exterior of a structure or building as is open to view from a public street, way or place; "building" means a combination of materials forming a shelter for persons, animals or property; "structure" means any combination of materials, other than a building, which is affixed to the land, and shall include, but not be limited to, signs, fences and walls; "municipality" means any town, city, borough, consolidated town and city or consolidated town and borough.

(b) Any municipality may, by vote of its legislative body and in conformance with the standards and criteria formulated by the Connecticut historical