Historic Districts Commission

The purpose of the Historic Districts Commission is to preserve and protect buildings, places and other areas of historic or architectural significance. The four historic districts currently in existence - The Town Center, The Wayside Inn District, the King Philip District and the George Pitts Tavern District - are subject to restrictions and controls under Chapter 40 of the Acts of 1963 administered by the Historic Districts Commission.

These restrictions include exterior architectural and color features of building, landscaping, stone walls, signs, etc., located within an historic district.

The Historic Districts Commission consists of five members who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen:

  • 1 registered architect (if none available, a person the Selectmen deem qualified)
  • 3 registered voters living in the a Historic District (if possible)
  • 1 (of two nominees) by the Historical Commission


Public Hearing - Historic Districts Commission
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
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2014 HDC Hearing Schedule and Application Deadlines
(Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014) Load more...

General Information

Historical Commission Cup Plates for Sale
Sudbury Historical Commission creates a new miniature cup plate each year. These plates are designed by local artists and are available for the years 1982 through present.
(Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013) Load more...


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Application for Certificate of Appropriateness and Demolition This application is used to apply for new construction, modifications and demolition to buildings within an historic district. (updated July 29, 2014) July 29, 2014
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Historic Districts Commission

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2014 HDC Hearing Schedule & Application Deadlines June 4, 2014
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Rules and Regulations

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Historic Districts Building Guidelines The Commission will review all proposed alterations, additions, and new construction. Demolition proposals must be reviewed by the Historical Commission as well as the HDC. Following are guidelines; each individual situation needs to be reviewed. October 3, 2005
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Current Members

Name Position Address Term End Date
Linda G. Hawes Chairman 38 King Philip Road 5 01/01/2019
William S. Andreas Member 29 King Philip Rd 5 01/01/2017
Frank W. Riepe Member 54 New Bridge Road 5 01/01/2016
Lee F. Swanson Member 55 Hudson Rd 5 01/01/2015
Frederick E. Taylor Member 38 Cider Mill Rd 5 01/01/2018

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Sep 11, 2014 ( 7:30 PM) Flynn Building - 2nd Floor Meeting Room (Silva)
Aug 7, 2014 ( 7:30 PM) Flynn Building - 2nd Floor Meeting Room (Silva) Agenda
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