Martindale Historic Landmark District

The Martindale Historic Landmark District was created on January 22, 2008, and its boundaries were established on August 5, 2008, to preserve the unique ambiance of historical Martindale. Chapter 151: HISTORIC PRESERVATION ordinances and its appendices for the Historic District are available online.

Certificate of Appropriateness

In the Martindale Historic District, a Certificate of Appropriateness (CoA) is required for proposed construction or renovation to ensure compatibility with the existing historic resources of the district. No person shall carry out any of the following on any historic landmark or any property within a historic district:

  • Demolition
  • Exterior construction
  • Reconstruction
  • Rehabilitation
  • Relocation

People are also prohibited from making any material change in exterior elements visible from a public right-of-way which affect the appearance and cohesiveness of any historic landmark or any property within a historic district without first having complied with the provisions of this ordinance.

Apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness

Download an application form for a Certificate of Appropriateness (PDF)

No building permit may be issued in the Historical District prior to the granting of a Certificate of Appropriateness by the Martindale Historic Preservation Commission. As the Commission meets only once a month, please plan well ahead so you may obtain your CoA before beginning work. The Historic Commission is required to act on applications in a timely fashion, and there is a process for appeals if there is a disagreement about the commission’s decision.

Historic Commission Meetings

If you have questions about the Historic District or the ordinances, please review Chapter 151: HISTORIC PRESERVATION. You may contact the Historical Commission through City Hall or attend a meeting of the Commission, ordinarily at 5:00 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at:
Martindale City Council Chambers
407 Main St.
Martindale, TX 78655

The Commission meeting time, date, location, and agenda is posted at City Hall at least 72 hours in advance in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act. Your CoA application may only be considered if it is included on the agenda and received by the Commission more than three days before a scheduled meeting.