What is the HARB?

The Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) is an advisory body created by state and local laws to regulate changes to buildings within the nationally-designated Norristown Historic Districts.

The HARBs job is to review proposals for alterations to the exteriors of the buildings located with the HARB district as well as new construction and demolition. HARB reviews this work to protect and preserve the architectural and historical character of Norristown.

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1. What is the HARB?
2. How do I know if I have to submit an application to the HARB?
3. What is not covered by the HARB?
4. What are the HARB A and B Zones?
5. Is there a fee for appearing before the HARB?
6. Must I appear before the HARB?
7. When does the HARB meet?