What can the Windsor Historic District Commission (HDC) regulate?

The HDC regulates the exterior appearance of all development within the Windsor Historic District that is visible from the nearest street.  This includes all buildings, fences, outdoor light fixtures and other improvements visible from the street.  The HDC cannot dictate the color of your house, although you should try to retain the historic color of the house or at least use appropriate period colors.  The HDC also cannot dictate the materials of doors, windows, roofing, and siding as long as the outward appearance of the property is preserved (i.e. the width of clapboard, style of roof shingle, style of window and number of divided lights, style of door, etc.).  Click on the follwing link to view the Windsor Historic District Commission Handbook.