Architectural Review Board

Historical BuildingMeetings

  • 7 PM
  • 4th Thursday of every month
  • Town Hall
    21 Main Street
    Warrenton, VA 20186


The Architectural Review Board (ARB) consists of five citizen volunteers who must have specialized knowledge and interest in history, historic preservation and/or architecture.

  • Steve Wojcik, Chair
    Term expires December 31, 2022
  • Laura Bartee, Vice Chair
    Term expires December 31, 2022
  • Virginia Gerrish
    Term expires December 31, 2021
  • Karen Lavarnway
    Term expires December 31, 2025
  • John Thorsen
    Term expires December 31, 2025

Apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)

View the Certificate of Appropriateness Application (PDF) or obtain a copy from the Department of Planning and Community Development located at:

Town Hall
21 Main Street
Warrenton, VA 20186

Upon request, applications can be mailed, or faxed by calling (540) 347-2405. 

Applicants must attend the ARB meeting to answer any questions about their project. After the Board has reviewed and voted on the proposal, the applicant will receive formal notification of the Board's action via mail. View our Certificate of Appropriateness Application Guide (PDF) or more information regarding the COA and the review process.

The application deadline is at 4:30 PM on the first of the month or the business day immediately following.  Please email staff or call (540) 347-2405 with questions.

Where can I get more information?

Agenda, minutes, and staff reports for the Architectural Review board can be found in the Document Center (2021 through 2018) or MuniDocs (through 2013). Please contact the Community Development Department for Architectural Review Board minutes and documents older than 2013.