Historic Resources

Beginning on January 1, 2022, all applications for Certificates of Appropriateness must be submitted through IDT Plans. You will need to create an account the first time you use IDT Plans. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions for submitting a COA application are available here. All application attachments, including photographs and drawings, must be submitted in PDF format.

Forsyth County and the City of Winston-Salem together have a wealth of historic resources. It is a goal of the Planning Division to identify, preserve, celebrate, and publicize these resources for the benefit of our citizens. These efforts are led by the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission (HRC), as well as historic resources staff members.

Check our FAQ for answers to common questions about historic resources in Forsyth County.