Borough of Doylestown, PA
Bucks County
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§ 101 Buildings to be Numbered.

[Ord. 11/22/1905, § 1; as amended by Ord. 1979-4, 3/19/1979, § 1; and by Ord. 1990-8, 8/20/1990, § 1]
All buildings and all multiple dwelling units now erected or hereafter to be built within the Borough of Doylestown shall be numbered as hereinafter provided.

§ 102 Numbering of Buildings on East-West Streets.

[Ord. 11/22/1905, § 2; as amended by Ord. 9/15/1941 and by Ord. 1979-4, 3/19/1979, § 2]
Main Street from the south Borough line to its intersection with the north Borough line shall be the dividing line between east and west Doylestown, and the numbers shall be placed upon, over or near the doors of all buildings situate on all streets running east and west from said street, placing the even numbers on the south side and the odd numbers on the north side of the street.

§ 103 Numbering of Buildings on North-South Streets.

[Ord. 11/22/1905, § 3; as amended by Ord. 1979-4, 3/19/1979, § 2]
State Street shall be the dividing line between north and south Doylestown, and all streets running northward and southward from said street shall be numbered from said street, and the even numbers shall be placed upon, over or near the doors of all buildings on the west side, and the odd numbers on the east side of said streets.

§ 104 Assignment of Numbers.

[Ord. 11/22/1905, § 4; as amended by Ord. 1959-10, 5/25/1959, § 1; and by Ord. 1990-8, 8/20/1990, § 1]
The Borough Manager shall be responsible for determining the correct numbers for buildings located along the streets of the Borough and for all multiple dwelling units contained therein, and shall furnish the correct number to the owner or occupant of any building requesting the same.

§ 105 Supervision over Numbering; Cost Thereof.

[Ord. 11/22/1905, § 5; as amended by Ord. 1979-4, 3/19/1979, § 2; and by Ord. 1990-8, 8/20/1990, § 1]
The numbering of said buildings and multiple dwelling units shall be done by or under the control of the Borough Council, and at the expense of the property owners.

§ 106 Duty of Property Owner or Occupant to Number Buildings.

[Ord. 1979-4, 3/19/1979, § 3; as amended by Ord. 1990-8, 8/20/1990, § 1]
It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of each and every property within the Borough of Doylestown to affix to each building located along the streets of the Borough and any multiple dwelling units therein, the correct number for that building and multiple dwelling units contained therein, as determined by the Borough Manager, within 10 days after notice by the Borough Manager to do so. Building numbers shall be not less than three inches in height and shall be so placed upon the building as to be easily visible and identified from the street upon which the building is located. Dwelling unit numbers shall be not less than three inches in height and shall be placed upon the front door of each dwelling unit.

§ 107 Penalties.

[Ord. 1979-4, 3/19/1979; as revised by Ord. 1984-1, 2/23/1984]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part 1 shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300; and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days. Every day that a violation of this Part 1 continues shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 201 Historic District Created.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970; as amended by Ord. 1982-12, 6/21/1982; by Ord. 1982-19, 11/15/1982; and by Ord. 1984-16, 8/20/1984, § 1]
Certain buildings within the Borough of Doylestown have a distinctive character recalling the rich architectural and historical heritage of Pennsylvania which make them a source of inspiration to the residents of Pennsylvania and of the Borough of Doylestown by awakening interest in our historic past and by promoting the general welfare, education and culture of the Borough of Doylestown in which this distinctive historical area is located. The following district within the Borough of Doylestown is declared to be an Historic District:
Beginning at a point in the center of South Clinton Street at its point of intersection with the centerline of Bridge Street; thence along the centerline of Bridge Street in a general easterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of a certain unnamed alley running parallel to Green Street in a general southeasterly direction between Bridge Street and Hillside Avenue; thence along the centerline of the aforesaid alley in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Hillside Avenue; thence along the centerline of Hillside Avenue in a general northeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Green Street; thence along the centerline of Green Street in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Golf View Road; thence along the centerline of Golf View Road in a general northeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of the proposed extension of Church Street (unopened); thence along the centerline of the proposed extension of Church Street (unopened) in a general northwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the southwesterly side of East Ashland Street; thence across the said East Ashland Street and along the centerline of Church Street in a general northwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of East Oakland Avenue; thence along the centerline of East Oakland Avenue in a general northeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of East State Street; thence along the centerline of East State Street in a general northwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Maple Avenue; thence along the centerline of Maple Avenue in a general northeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Spruce Street; thence along the centerline of Spruce Street in a general northwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of East Court Street; thence along the centerline of East Court Street in a general southwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Spruce Street; thence along the centerline of Spruce Street in a general northwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Mechanics Street; thence along the centerline of Mechanics Street to a point of intersection with the northeasterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-178, excluding therefrom Bucks County Tax Parcels Number 8-9-55-1, 8-9-3, and 8-9-4, respectively, thence along the northeasterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-178 in a general northwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the northerly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-161; thence along the northerly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-161 in a general westerly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of North Main Street; thence along the centerline of North Main Street in a general northerly direction to a point of intersection with the northerly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-60; thence along the northerly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-60 in a general westerly direction to a point of intersection with the westerly lot line of said Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-60; thence along the westerly lot line of the said Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-60 in a general southwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Broad Street; thence along the centerline of Broad Street in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the northwesterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-54 as extended in a general northeasterly direction over and across Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-50; thence along the said northwesterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-84 as so extended, in a general southwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the southwesterly lot line of said Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-54; thence along the southwesterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-54 in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the northwesterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-4-363 as extended in a general northwesterly direction over and across Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-4-364; thence along the said northwesterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-4-363 as so extended, in a general southwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the northeasterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-4-359; thence along the said northeasterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-4-359 in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the southeasterly lot line of the said Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-4-359; thence along the said southeasterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-4-359 in a general southwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Shewell Avenue; thence along the centerline of Shewell Avenue in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the northwesterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-196; thence along the northwesterly lot lines of Bucks County Tax Parcels Number 8-8-196, 8-8-193, 8-8-192, 8-8-191, and 8-8-190, respectively, in a general southwesterly direction, and along such other portions of the lot lines of the said Bucks County Tax Parcels as are necessary to connect the northwesterly lot lines of the said Tax Parcels with each other to form a single, continuous, and unbroken boundary line, to a point of intersection with the centerline of Harvey Avenue; thence along the centerline of Harvey Avenue in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the northwesterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-188; thence along the northwesterly lot lines of Bucks County Tax Parcels Number 8-8-188, 8-8-187, 8-8-186, 8-8-185, and 8-8-184, respectively, in a general southwesterly direction, and along such other portions of the lot lines of the said Bucks County Tax Parcels as are necessary to connect the northwesterly lot lines of the said Tax Parcels with each other to form a single, continuous, and unbroken boundary line, to a point of intersection with the centerline of North Hamilton Street, excluding therefrom that portion of Bucks County Tax Parcel 8-8-185 situate on the northwesterly side of the northwesterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-182 as extended in a general northeasterly direction over and across the said Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-185; thence along the centerline of North Hamilton Street in a general northwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the northwesterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-197; thence along the northwesterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-179 in a general southwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the northeasterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-178; thence along the northeasterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-178 in a general northwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Wood Street; thence along the centerline of Wood Street in a generally southwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of North Clinton Street excluding therefrom Bucks County Tax Parcel 8-8-175; thence along the centerline of North Clinton Street in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of West Court Street; thence along the centerline of West Court Street in a general southwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of South Franklin Street; thence along the centerline of South Franklin Street in a general northwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Beek Street; thence along the centerline of Beek Street in a general southwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Lafayette Street; thence along the centerline of Lafayette Street in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of West Court Street; thence along the centerline of West Court Street in a general southwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Washington Street; thence along the centerline of Washington Street in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Chestnut Lane; thence along the centerline of Chestnut Lane in a general southwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Jefferson Street; thence along the centerline of Jefferson Street in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Lincoln Avenue; thence along the centerline of Lincoln Avenue in a general northeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Washington Street; thence along the centerline of Washington Street in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of West Ashland Street; thence along the centerline of West Ashland Street in a general northeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Lafayette Street; thence along the centerline of Lafayette Street in a general northwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of Paine Street; thence along the centerline of Pain Street in a general northeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of West Street; thence along the centerline of West Street in a general southeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of West Ashland Street; thence along the centerline of Ashland Street in a general northeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the northerly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-377; thence along the northerly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-377 in a general easterly direction to a point of intersection with the southeasterly lot line of the said Parcel; thence extending over and across Bucks County Tax Parcels Number 8-8-378 and 8-8-378-2 in a general southeasterly direction to a point on the northwesterly corner of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-378-1, said point being at the intersection of the northerly and westerly lot lines of the said Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-3-378-1; thence along the northerly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-8-37 8-1 in a general easterly direction to a point of intersection with the centerline of South Clinton Street; thence along the centerline of South Clinton Street in a general northerly direction to the first mentioned point and place of beginning. Centerlines of streets and lot lines as used herein shall be deemed to include the extension of such centerlines or lot lines as may be necessary to form a point of intersection.

§ 201.1 Expansion of the Historic District.

[Ord. 2005-5, 5/16/2005, § 1]
The following designated and described districts within the Borough of Doylestown are hereby declared to be an expansion of and added to the Historic District described in Section 201 of this Part 2, and made a part thereof.
A. 
Church-Mechanic District. Beginning at the point on the northwesterly corner of Bucks County Tax Number 88-5-60; thence running parallel to North Main Street northeasterly to a point in the southerly side of Union Street by its various directions approximately 300 feet to a point in the intersection of said Union Street, Main Street, Church Street and Lacey Avenue; thence along the southeasterly side of Laney Avenue northeasterly approximately 120 feet to a point in the line of Parcel 8-5-189; thence along said Parcel southeasterly approximately 80 feet to a point in the corner of said Parcel; thence continuing in the same direction approximately 130 feet to a point on the northwesterly side of Selner Lane; thence along the northwesterly side of Selner Lane and crossing the aforesaid Church Street; thence along same southeasterly approximately 250 feet to a point being approximately 100 feet northwesterly of Mechanic Street; thence crossing said Church Street and along the rear property lines of the lots facing Mechanic Street northeasterly approximately 530 feet to a point in the line of Parcels Number 8-5-193 and Number 8-5-196; thence by said line southeasterly 25 feet to a corner of said Parcel Number 8-5-193 and Number 8-5-196; thence northeasterly by Parcel Number 8-5-193 approximately 100 feet to a point in the southwesterly side of Spruce Street; thence in a general northeasterly direction along Bucks County Tax Parcel 8-5-195 to the point of intersection of Spruce Street and Mechanic Street; thence along the centerline of Mechanic Street to a point of intersection with the northeasterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-178, including therein Bucks County Tax Parcels Number 8-9-55-1, Number 8-9-3, and Number 8-9-4, respectively, thence along the northeasterly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-178 in a general northwesterly direction to a point of intersection with the northerly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-161; thence along the northerly lot line of Number 8-5-161 in a general westerly direction to a point of intersection with the westerly line of North Main Street; thence along the westerly line of North Main Street in a general northerly direction to a point of intersection with the northerly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-60; thence along the northerly lot line of Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-60 in a general westerly direction to a point of intersection with the westerly lot line of said Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-5-60 to the place of beginning.
B. 
Maple-Belmont District. Beginning at a point along the southwesterly side of Spruce Street approximately 200 feet to a point being approximately 150 feet northwesterly of East Court Street; thence northeasterly crossing said Spruce Street approximately 200 feet to a point in Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 206; thence continuing through said Parcel southeasterly approximately 200 feet to a point in the southeasterly side of East Court Street in the intersection of East Court Street and Spruce Street; thence along the southeasterly side of East Court Street northeasterly approximately 1,000 feet; thence along the southeasterly side of East Court Street being approximately 186 feet southwesterly of the southerly corner of the intersection of East Court Street and East Street, thence southeasterly along the Bucks County Tax Parcel Number 8-9-228 and along the rear property lines of those properties which front on East Street approximately 630 feet to the intersection of Parcels Number 8-9-239, Number 8-9-242, and Number 8-9-243, being approximately 179 feet northwesterly of the northwest side of Maple Avenue; thence southwesterly approximately 60 feet along Parcel Number 8-9-243; thence by same and crossing Maple Avenue southeasterly approximately 256 feet to a point on the southeasterly side of Maple Avenue; thence along the said road southwesterly approximately 15 feet to a corner in the line of Parcel Number 8-9-282; thence by the same southeasterly approximately 260 feet to a corner of same and Parcel Number 8-9-287; thence by Parcel Number 8-9-287 southwesterly approximately 145 feet to a point on the northeast side of Cottage Street; thence along same northwesterly approximately 60 feet to a point, thence southwesterly approximately 50 feet to a point on the southwesterly side of Cottage Street being the northerly corner of Parcel Number 8-9-271; and being approximately 175 feet northwesterly of the west corner of the intersection of the said Cottage Street and Linden Avenue; thence southwesterly approximately 780 feet to a point on the southwesterly side of Spruce Street; thence along the southwesterly side of said Spruce Street in a northwesterly direction 220 feet to a point at the westerly corner of said Spruce Street with the aforementioned Maple Street; thence southwesterly approximately 590 feet along the northwesterly side of Maple Street to a point in the center of East State Street; thence easterly approximately 295 feet along the southwesterly side of East State Street to a point being the intersection of the said East State Street with East Oakland Avenue, thence southwesterly along the northwesterly side of said East Oakland Avenue 270 feet to the westerly corner of East Oakland Avenue and Church Street to the place of beginning.
C. 
Hillside District. Beginning at a point at the northeastern corner of the intersection of Bridge Street and South Main Street; thence along Bridge Street in a general easterly direction to a point of intersection with the northwesterly corner of a certain unnamed alley running parallel to Green Street in a general southeasterly direction between Bridge Street and Hillside Avenue; thence along the northern side of the aforesaid alley in a general northeasterly direction to a point of intersection with Green Street; thence along the southwesterly side of Hillside Avenue approximately 140 feet from the southwesterly corner of East Street and Hillside Avenue approximately 140 feet from the southwesterly corner of East Street and Hillside Avenue at the intersection with an unnamed alley; thence along Hillside Avenue southwesterly approximately 140 feet; thence continuing along the same westerly approximately 480 feet to a point on the westerly side of South Main Street; thence along the westerly side of same northerly approximately 350 feet to a point on the northwest corner of the intersection of Main Street and Bridge Street to the place of beginning.
D. 
Kolbe's Row District. Beginning at a point at the southwestern corner of North Hamilton Street and Decatur Street; thence along the southerly side of North Hamilton Street in a general easterly direction to its intersection with Wood Street; thence along the westerly side of Wood Street in a general southerly direction to its intersection with a certain unnamed alley; thence along the northerly side of the said alley in a general westerly direction to its intersection with Decatur Street; thence along the southerly side of Decatur Street in a general northerly direction to the place of beginning, to include the area locally known as "Kolbe's Row."

§ 202 Board of Historical and Architectural Review Established.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970, § 3; as amended by Ord. 1973-15, 11/19/1973; by Ord. 1984-1, 2/23/1984; by Ord. 2007-10, 10/15/2007, § 1; and by Ord. 2009-5, 11/16/2009]
A Board of Historical and Architectural Review is hereby established to be composed of nine members appointed by Borough Council, one of whom shall be a registered architect, one a licensed real estate broker, one the Building Inspector of the Borough of Doylestown, one a member of the Doylestown Borough Planning Commission and five additional persons with a knowledge of and interest in the presentation of the historic buildings and district. The initial terms of eight members of the Board other than the Building Inspector, shall be as follows: two shall serve until the first Monday of January, 1972; two until the first Monday of January, 1973; two until the first Monday of January, 1974; and two until the first Monday of January, 1975. Their successors shall serve for a term of four years except that an appointment to fill a vacancy existing prior to the end of the term for which the member was appointed shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term. Except for the Building Inspector, no member shall be appointed for more than two consecutive terms. Any member of the Board may be removed from office for misconduct, for consistent absence from meetings or for other just cause, by a majority vote of Borough Council following a hearing held for that purpose.
Positions on the Board will be considered vacated under the following circumstances:
1. 
The board member who is acting Building Inspector, or is from the Planning Commission, loses or leaves their position.
2. 
The board member(s) who is a registered architect, or real estate broker ceases to be so employed;
3. 
When any member moves his residence out of the Borough of Doylestown; unless that member is a registered architect or real estate broker and continues to maintain professional offices in the Borough, and if Borough Council agrees to that person's continued membership.[1]
Where Borough Council believes that it is necessary and appropriate because of the unavailability for appointment to the Board of a registered architect or licensed real estate broker who is a resident of Doylestown Borough, it may appoint for membership on the Board a registered architect or licensed real estate broker who maintains a professional office within the Borough.
The student members so appointed shall, at the time of appointment, be between 15 and 18 years old and shall at all times be a resident of the Borough of Doylestown and be enrolled in and actively attending an accredited high school program and be in his/her freshman, sophomore or junior year in such high school program. The student member so appointed shall serve for a term of one year extending, if appointed as a freshman from the month of May in his/her freshman year through the month of April in his/her sophomore year, if appointed as a sophomore, from the month of May in his/her sophomore year through the month of April in his/her junior year or, if appointed as a junior, from the month of May in his/her junior year through the month of April in his/her senior year. The student member shall be permitted to attend all meetings of the Board and shall be permitted to participate fully in those proceedings, except that he/she shall not be afforded the right to vote or be permitted to attend executive sessions of the Board of Historical and Architectural Review.
[1]
Editor's Note: Subsections 1, 2 and 3 of this section were rewritten to comply with the intent of Ordinance 1973-15 which is the last paragraph of this section.

§ 203 Authority of Board; Quorum; Service Without Compensation; Reports; Employees; Expenses.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970, § 4]
The Board shall give counsel to Borough Council of the Borough of Doylestown regarding the advisability of issuing any certificates required to be issued pursuant to this Part and the enabling legislation pursuant to which it was adopted. For this purpose the Board may make and alter rules and regulations for its organization and procedures, consistent with ordinances of the Borough and the laws of the Commonwealth. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum and action taken at any meeting shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the entire Board. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation and shall make an annual report of their transactions to Borough Council. The Board may, pursuant to appropriations by Borough Council, employ secretarial assistance, pay salaries and wages for secretarial assistance and incur other necessary expenses; provided, however, that the Board shall not incur any expense whatever without a prior resolution of Borough Council authorizing such action.

§ 204 Certificate of Appropriateness Required Prior to Issuance of Certain Building Permits Within the Historic District.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970, § 5; as amended by Ord. 1984-16, 8/20/1984, § 2; by Ord. 1986-5, 3/17/1986; and by Ord. 2002-10, 9/23/2002, § 1]
Except for applications which are limited to interior modifications and normal exterior maintenance and repairs and which do not alter the appearance of the building, the Building Inspector shall not issue a permit for any erection, reconstruction, alteration, or restoration of any building or structure, in whole or in part, within the historic district which will cost or which will amount in value to a sum in excess of $2,000, nor shall the Building Inspector issue a permit for any sign or for the removal of stucco from any building or structure or for the demolition or razing of any principal building or structure, in whole or in part, within the historic district, regardless of cost, until Borough Council of the Borough of Doylestown has issued a certificate of appropriateness. No person shall evade or attempt to evade the provisions of this Part 2 by doing or permitting to be done any work, purchasing any materials or contracting for any materials or service piecemeal for the purpose of obtaining prices under $2,000 which, in the exercise of reasonable discretion and prudence, would normally be conducted as one transaction amounting in cost or value to more than $2,000. This provision is intended to make unlawful the evasion of the requirements hereof by making a series of purchases or contracts or performing work at intervals or over an extended period of time where the purchases, contracts or work are actually for a single erection, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, addition or change to a building or structure.

§ 205 Duties of Building Inspector upon Receipt of Application for Building Permit for Exterior Work.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970, § 6; as amended by Ord. 1974-11, 9/18/1974]
Upon receipt of an application for a building permit for exterior work to be done in the historic district, the Building Inspector shall act in accordance with the procedure presently being followed in that office except as those procedures are necessarily modified by the following requirements:
1. 
He shall forward to the office of the Board of Historical and Architectural Review a copy of the application for a building permit, together with a copy of the plot plan and the building plans to scale, and specifications filed by the applicant. The building plans and specifications required of any applicant shall be such as provide the minimum information necessary for the Board to make its evaluation of the proposed erection, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, demolition or razing, and shall reflect the plans, all pertinent elevations, general design, arrangement, texture, material, and color of the building or structures and the relation of such factors to similar features of buildings and structures in the district.
This subsection shall be construed less strictly as to the form of such building plans and specifications submitted by an individual homeowner desiring to effect minor improvements to his property provided the Board is satisfied that the minimum necessary information above described is included therein.
2. 
He shall maintain in his office a record of all such applications and of his handling and final disposition of the same, which shall be in addition to and appropriately cross-referenced to his other records.
3. 
He shall require applicants to submit a sufficient number of additional copies of material required to be attached to an application for a building permit to permit compliance with the foregoing.

§ 206 Meeting by Board to Consider Its Counsel to Borough Council.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970, § 7]
Upon receipt by the Board of a notice that an application for a building permit for the erection of a new structure or modifications to the exterior of an existing structure located within the historic district has been filed in the office of the Building Inspector of the Borough of Doylestown, the Board shall schedule a meeting to consider the counsel which the Board will give to Borough Council of the Borough of Doylestown. To ensure consideration at a particular Borough Council meeting, applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to said meeting. The person applying for the permit shall be given not less than five days' written notice of the time and place of said meeting of the Board and that he may appear to explain his reasons therefor; provided, however, that the applicant may execute and file a written waiver of the five day notice requirement if he elects to do so in order that the meeting may be scheduled at an earlier date. The Board or the applicant may invite such other persons as it desires to attend its meeting.

§ 207 Considerations in Determination of Counsel to be Given.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970, § 8]
In determining the counsel to be presented to Borough Council of the Borough of Doylestown, concerning the issuing of a Certificate of Appropriateness for a permit for the erection, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, demolition or razing of all or a part of the exterior of any building within the historic district, the Board shall consider the following:
A. 
The effect of the proposed change upon the general historic and architectural nature of the district;
B. 
The appropriateness of exterior architectural features which can be seen from a public street or way only;
C. 
The general design, arrangement, texture, material and color of the building or structure and the relation of such factors to similar features of buildings and structures in the district;
D. 
The effect of the proposed change as related to the Comprehensive Plan then in effect.

§ 208 Procedure in Counseling Against Grant of Certificate of Appropriateness.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970, § 9]
If the Board, on the basis of the information received at the meeting and from its general background and knowledge, decides to counsel against the granting of a Certificate of Appropriateness, it shall indicate to the applicant for a building permit the changes in plans and specifications, if any, which in the opinion of the Board, would protect the distinctive historical character of the historic district. The Board shall withhold its report to Borough Council, following its decision, until the applicant gives written notification to the Board whether or not he will abide by the suggested changes in his plans and specifications or until the expiration of 10 days, whichever first occurs. If the applicant determines that he will make the suggested changes, he shall so advise the Board which shall counsel Borough Council accordingly.

§ 209 Report of Board Concerning Issuance of Certificate of Appropriateness.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970, § 10]
The Board, after the meeting provided for in § 206 of this Part 2, and after the making of any changes in the plans and specifications as provided in § 208 of this Part 2, shall submit to Borough Council of the Borough of Doylestown, in writing, its counsel concerning the issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness for the grant or refusal of a permit for the erection, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, demolition or razing of all or a part of any building within the historic district. The written report shall set out the following matters:
A. 
The exact location of the area in which the work is to be done;
B. 
The exterior changes to be made or the exterior character of the structure to be erected;
C. 
A list of the surrounding structures describing their general exterior characteristics;
D. 
The effect of the proposed change upon the general historic and architectural nature of the district;
E. 
The appropriateness of exterior architectural features which can be seen from a public street or way only;
F. 
The general design, arrangement, texture, material and color of the building or structure and the relation of such factors to similar features of buildings or structures in the district;
G. 
The opinion of the Board (including any dissent) as to the appropriateness of the work proposed as it will preserve or destroy the historic aspect and nature of the district;
H. 
The specific counsel of the Board to issue or refuse to issue a Certificate of Appropriateness.

§ 210 Consideration by Borough Council; Issuance or Refusal of Certificate.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970, § 11]
Upon receipt of the written counsel of the Board as provided in § 209 of this Part 2, Borough Council of the Borough of Doylestown shall consider at a regular or special meeting the question of issuing to the Building Inspector a Certificate of Appropriateness authorizing a permit for the work covered by the application. The Borough Manager shall give the applicant not less than five days' written notice of the time and place of the meeting at which his application will be considered and of the fact that he has the right to attend and be heard as to his reasons for filing the same; provided, however, that the applicant may execute and file a written waiver of the five-day notice requirement if he elects to do so in order that the meeting may be scheduled at an earlier date. In determining whether or not to certify to the appropriateness of the proposed erection, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, demolition or razing of all or part of such building, Borough Council shall consider the same factors as the Board of Historical and Architectural Review set forth in § 207 of this Part 2 and the report of the Board. If Borough Council approves the application, it shall issue a Certificate of Appropriateness authorizing the Building Inspector to issue a permit for the work covered. If Borough Council disapproves, it shall do so in writing giving reasons therefor; and a copy thereof shall be given to the applicant, to the Building Inspector and to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The disapproval shall indicate what changes in the plans and specifications would meet the conditions for protecting the distinctive historical character of the district.

§ 211 Disapproval of Application for Building Permit; Appeal.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970, § 12]
Upon receipt of the written disapproval of Borough Council, the Building Inspector shall disapprove the application for a building permit and so advise the applicant. The applicant may appeal from the disapproval as provided by law and the ordinances of Doylestown Borough.

§ 212 Issuance of Certain Building Permits Outside Historic District.

[Ord. 1970-7, 11/11/1970, § 13]
Except for applications which are limited entirely to interior modifications and normal exterior maintenance and repairs and which do not alter the appearance of the building, the Building Inspector shall not issue a permit for any erection, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, demolition or razing of a building used for commercial purposes outside of the historic district, or any building outside of the historic district but within a district zoned for commercial uses which will cost or which will amount in value to a sum in excess of $1,000 until an application has been made and processed in accordance with § 205, § 206, and § 207 of this Part 2; provided, however, that the decision of the Board shall be transmitted to the applicant and Borough Council on an advisory basis only and shall not be binding upon the applicant. The Board shall offer such counsel and assistance as it believes will assist the applicant to comply with the standards and objectives of this Part. The Board shall submit its report to the applicant not later than 10 days after the meeting at which the application was considered. Upon the expiration of the ten-day period or upon receipt by the applicant of such report, whichever first occurs, the Building Inspector shall grant the building permit if the application complies with the requirements of the other ordinances of the Borough.