Design Review Board Application Deadline Extension Notification

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Due to the increase in number and complexity of Certificate of Appropriateness applications submitted to the Design Review Board (DRB), City Council has passed an ordinance to require an increased review time for more complex applications. The ordinance requires that more complex projects adhere to a 30 day application deadline as opposed to the previous 14 day application deadline.

Beginning on April 1, 2024, any application that falls under the following categories, as determined by staff and the DRB Chair, will be required to submit a completed Certificate of Appropriateness application a minimum of 30 days prior to a DRB Meeting in order to be added to the meeting agenda:

• New construction
• Demolition of a structure
• Addition to or modification of a structure
• Relocation of an existing structure
• Enclosure of a porch
• Multi-scope project (work on more than one exterior historical architectural feature)


The following project categories will continue to adhere to the 14 day application deadline:

• Replacements not in kind such as windows, doors, siding
• Awning
• Canopy
• Chimney repair or replacement
• Fence or gate
• Gutters or downspouts
• Handicap ramps
• Painting
• Paving
• Porch-screening in

If it is unclear which application deadline a project should adhere to, the Chairman of the Design Review Board and the Planning Director will make the final determination.
However, please contact the Planning Department at 803-642-7608 for assistance in determining which application deadline your project will be required to adhere to.

Upcoming Events

4:00 pm Energy and Environmental Meeting...
Energy and Environmental Meeting...
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Energy and Environmental Meeting April 18, 2024
Energy and Environmental Meeting 4:00 p.m. City of Aiken Municipal Building 111 Chesterfield Street South Room 203 April 18, 2024 Meeting Agenda
11:00 am Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Y...
Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Y...
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center Open House @ Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center Banquet Room
Join us for the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center’s Open House on Friday, April 19, 2024 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. This event is free for all ages. Enjoy exercise classes[...]
7:00 pm City Council Meeting
City Council Meeting
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
City Council Meeting
Aiken City Council Municipal Building, 111 Chesterfield St S Upstairs, City Council Chambers Work Sessions agendas will posted here before each meeting City Council Meeting 7PM City Council Meeting Agenda  ** This meeting will be[...]
5:30 pm Board of Zoning Appeals
Board of Zoning Appeals
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm
Board of Zoning Appeals
City of Aiken Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Municipal Building, 111 Chesterfield St S Upstairs, City Council Chambers Regular Meeting 5:30 PM WRITTEN COMMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED. ONLY THE REGULAR MEETING WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON YOUTUBE & 4[...]

City of Aiken Newsletter

Stay up to date with the City of Aiken along with alerts and events by signing-up for our newsletter!

General Information

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
P.O Box 1177
Aiken, SC 29802

Physical Address
111 Chesterfield St. S
Aiken, SC 29801