What is not covered by the HARB?

Items not covered by the HARB include:

  • All interior work
  • All work not requiring a permit (which includes most routine maintenance)
  • All work not visible from the street
  • Excavation
  • Fences
  • Landscaping
  • Paint over wood (Norristown’s HARB, unlike many town’s, does not regulate such paint colors, but does regulate permanent colors, such as roofing or siding colors)
  • Residential lighting
  • Sidewalks
  • Small things added to the facade (e.g. mailboxes, house numbers, TV antennas, satellite dishes (at least currently), utility meters, porch furniture, flower boxes, or seasonal decorations)

Show All Answers

1. What is the HARB?
2. How do I know if I have to submit an application to the HARB?
3. What is not covered by the HARB?
4. What are the HARB A and B Zones?
5. Is there a fee for appearing before the HARB?
6. Must I appear before the HARB?
7. When does the HARB meet?