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Historic Preservation and Revitalization

Ordinance #01-9091 was adopted by the Selma City Council to set forth certain guidelines and standards in districts within the city designated as Historic Districts; to preserve the distinctive and historic architectural character of the districts; to protect, foster and extend the economic values of the city; to provide for harmonious growth, and to stabilize and improve property values. 

Certificate of Appropriateness

To comply with this ordinance, the Certificate of Appropriateness was developed. Prior to obtaining the necessary building permits for all improvements, alterations, repairs, additions, demolition, new construction, signs or fencing within the Historic Districts of the City of Selma, an Application for Certificate of Appropriateness must be completed. An Application must also be completed for landscaping within the Historic District. There is no charge associated with this process.

Tree Commission

By City of Selma Ordinance #06-8990, the Tree Commission has the authority to regulate removal of trees throughout Selma City limits. To report a diseased or dying tree on City right-of-way, please call the Department of Planning and Development at (334)874-2111, or the Public Works Department at (334)874-2165. If the tree in question is on private property, please contact a tree service company for evaluation and removal.

Historic Development Commission

The Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 4:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers

For further information, please contact Patty Sexton at (334) 874-5325.


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