Planning Services Division - Community Development Department
City Hall - 44 N Lorimier Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Phone 573-339-6327
[email protected]

The forms and applications to the right are in PDF format, which can be downloaded and saved to your computer for future use. You can type in the required information, save the file, and then print, sign and submit your entry to the Planning Services Division. All forms are also available in Community Development's forms and brochures.

About Cape Girardeau's Historic Districts and Landmarks

Cape Girardeau has a number of historic districts and landmarks. Many of these properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The City of Cape Girardeau has its own registry for Local Historic Districts and Local Historic Landmarks. Unlike the National Register, a property that is part of a Local Historic District or Landmark designation is subject to design criteria that are intended to preserve its historic and architectural character. Alterations to the property require a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Preservation Commission. The process for designating a Local Historic District or Landmark is initiated by the property owner of group of owners. Currently, Cape Girardeau has one Local Historic District and eighteen Local Historic Landmarks.

Historic Districts and Landmarks forms and applications

Local Historic District Application
Use this application to request a Local Historic District designation for a group of properties.
Application Fee: $126  |  Download Local Historic District Application  |  Local Historic District Designation Process

Local Historic Landmark Application
Use this application to request a Local Historic Landmark designation for an individual property.
Application Fee: $126  |  Download Local Historic Landmark Application

Certificate of Appropriateness Application
Use this application to request a Certificate of Appropriateness for an alteration to a Local Historic District or Landmark property. Exterior changes to Local Historic Landmarks or property within a Local Historic District require a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA). This process is only required to maintain the historical integrity of historic properties. The deadline for submitting an application is three weeks prior to the Historic Preservation Commission meeting, which is the third Wednesday of each month.
Application Fee: NoneDownload Certificate of Appropriateness Application | COA Process