Historic neighborhood rules

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I am a young wholesaler, I went with a partner of mine to look at a home in a historic neighborhood. We noticed the windows were not the right size, then the agent mentioned wood must stay on the pane. I questioned the statement, and he replied there are rules ro historic neighborhood renovations. These are laws but I can't seem to find these laws, I will be taking on my first rehab and would like to know if anyone knows were to go to find this info.

contact the historic district commission for that neighborhood. one has to exist for a historic neighborhood to be registered with the National Register. they'll provide you a packet with their bylaws, windows are usually one of the hardest things to deal with when dealing with historically accurate facades so don't be discouraged if their rules for that particular item are strict