Before the officer may certify the proposed rehabilitation work
a building and any associated outbuilding shall be determined to be an historic
property through the following processes:
(a) The owner shall submit a Part 1
application for a written determination by the officer of historic property
status. The owner shall provide interior and exterior photographs as required
to enable the officer to evaluate whether the building and any associated
outbuilding qualify as an historic property.
(b) The officer shall review a complete Part
1 application not more than thirty calendar days after receipt. If the
application is incomplete, the officer shall notify the owner in writing not
more than thirty calendar days after receipt and indicate what information is
needed to make the application complete. The owner shall have thirty calendar
days after the date of notification by the officer to respond in writing. Upon
written request by the owner on or before the original deadline, the officer
shall grant an extension to the owner.
(c) Prior to any determination action, the
officer may inspect the historic property to evaluate the historic character
and significance of the historic property.
(d) If a building is individually listed on
either the National Register of Historic Places or the State Register of
Historic Places, and meets the definition of historic home under public act
99-173 sections 34(2)(A) and (B), the officer shall approve the Part 1
If a building is
located in a registered historic district, the officer shall certify that the
building contributes to the historic character of the district if it meets the
criteria under section
If the building meets the criteria under section
and meets the definition of historic home under public act 99-173 sections
34(2)(A) and (B), the officer shall approve the Part 1 application.
(f) If the officer determines that the
building (1) is not listed in a registered district, or (2) does not meet the
criteria under 10-320j-3, or (3) does not meet the definition of historic home
under public act 99-173 sections 34(2)(A) and (B), the building shall not
qualify as an historic property. The officer shall deny approval of the Part 1
(g) The officer shall
determine any associated outbuilding is contributing if by its location,
design, materials, workmanship, and historical function it adds to the
historical significance of the historic home.