The Watertown Historical Commission will review your application for demolition at a scheduled public hearing before a demolition permit may be issued. Watertown’s Demolition Delay Ordinance is administered by the Watertown Historical Commission to protect from destruction significant buildings that it are in the public interest to preserve.
When the Historical Commission determines that a building is significant and should be preserved, it can delay demolition for up to 12 months. This period allows the Commission, the owner, and the community to explore avenues to preserve the building or mitigate its loss.
In order for the demolition review to proceed, 10 copies of the following materials must be submitted to the Watertown Historical Commission office at:
Town of Watertown Administration Building
149 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472