Historic District Commission

Mission Statement

To preserve the unique collection of historically, architecturally, and culturally significant buildings and structures in the town. To ensure that new buildings and structures and alterations to existing buildings and structures and uses of buildings and structures within the Rye Historic District are in visual harmony with their neighbors in order to preserve the history of Rye.

Applications for Certificates of Approval available from Building Inspector. No building permit shall be issued until a Certificate of Approval has been filed with Building Inspector. In case of disapproval, no permit shall be issued. Decisions of the Commission shall be appealable to the Board of Adjustment.

Commission Members

Name Title
Karen Stewart Member (2025)
David Choate Member (2024)
James Tegeder Member (2023)
Katharine Brown Alternate (2023)
Kaitlyn Coffey Chair (2023)
Lydia Tilsley Member(2025)
Stacey Smith Member (2024)
Tom King Select Board Rep
Mae Bradshaw Alternate (2024)