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Historic District Commission
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Recording Secretary
Memorial Town Hall
52 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860) 434-1605 ext 212
(860) 434-1400
1st Monday, 9:00am
Town Hall 2nd floor Meeting Room
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John Pfeiffer, Chair
John Forbis, Vice Chair
Dini Mallory
Barbara Traskos
Cynthia Taylor*, Alternate
Jeff Cooley, Alternate
VACANT, Alternate
Use this form for any CofA application
Check with the Land Use department for information on permits & fees
link to Land Use
* lives in District
General Information
Regulatory, see chapter 62 & 194
Regulatory, see chapter 62 & 194
Regulatory, see section 97a
web link
Old Lyme Historic District overview map
Additional Links
The division administers a broad range of federal and state programs that identify, register and protect the buildings, sites, structures, districts and objects that comprise Connecticut's cultural heritage.
The Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.
The Trust's mission is to preserve the character and ensure the vitality of Connecticut's historically significant places.
Non-profit organization that provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America's diverse historic places.
The mission of the Old Lyme Historical Society Inc. is to collect, preserve, and interpret the rich history of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and its environs, for the benefit of its residents and visitors.
A Girl Scout Gold Award Project - Fun facts and a great way to spend a little time on Lyme Street. Print it and bring it with you on a walk


Application Process
  • No building or structure within the Historic District may be erected, altered, removed or demolished until a Certificate of Appropriateness has been granted by the Historic District Commission.
  • Please consult the 2010 edition of the Historic District Handbook for a detailed list of projects requiring a CofA. The Handbook may be downloaded from the link above or purchased at the Old Lyme Town Hall.
  • You can obtain a CofA application form from the Building Department at Town Hall or download it from the Forms section of the HDC Web page.
  • Upon receiving a formal application, the HDC will schedule a public hearing and publish a legal notice of the hearing in a local newspaper. ┬áTo permit time for publication, all applications must be received at Town Hall 3 weeks prior to the HDC meeting date.
  • Relevant supporting material should include: dimensioned scale drawings, specifications, photographs of the existing site, samples of materials, a site plan, a scale model (recommended for larger projects).
  • The HDC has 65 days from the date that the formal application is received in which to render its decision. 5232007_22307_0.png
                                                A sample plaque in the Historic District Commission's new program

52 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371  (860) 434-1605

Town Hall Hours  Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM