HARB Districts

If a property is located within one of the locally regulated historic districts listed below, all proposed exterior changes visible from a public right-of-way, including alterations, demolition, new construction, and additions, require review by the HARB, or for certain in-kind replacements, by the City of Reading Preservation Officer, in order to obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness prior to completing the work. If a property is located within a conservation district listed below, only exterior demolition, new construction, and additions visible from a public right-of-way require review by the HARB. For questions regarding whether your property is in a regulated district and if exterior modifications are subject to HARB review, please refer to the Historic and Conservation Districts Map (above) and Ordinance, or contact (610) 635-6326, or email info@readingpa.gov.