Are you in a Historic District? Click here to find out
There are two Historic Districts in the Town of Dennis, the Old King's Highway Regional District and the South Dennis Historic District.
You are in the Old King's Highway District if you live north of the Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6). There are links to the Old King's Highway Regional Historic District Commission Bulletin and forms above. Please see the OKH Meeting Schedule 2017 above for the next deadline and meeting date.
To find out if you are in the South Dennis Historic District, check for your address in the link above, South Dennis Address List. The By-law and forms for this district can be accessed using the links above. Please see the SDHDC Meeting Schedule 2017 above for the next deadline and meeting date.
The Old King’s Highway Historic District was established in 1973; it is the largest historic district in the nation. The district is designated as the area north of Route 6 (the Mid Cape Highway) from Sandwich to Orleans. Each Town has their own Historic District Committee. The Town of Dennis’ Old King’s Highway Historic District Committee reviews applications for any change in the exterior of buildings and structures, fences and signs, and applications for new construction or demolition. The Commission considers the historical value and significance of existing buildings, and all applications are reviewed for general design, proportion of building elements, texture, materials and color. Settings, site design and layout and relative size of buildings are also taken into consideration.
Applications are reviewed for their aesthetic appropriateness to the historic integrity of the district, neighborhood and setting.