Does every application get reviewed by the Historic District Commission?

Not all. When an application is submitted to the Town Clerk, there is an initial determination by the Director of Community Development to determine if the scope of the project requires the Commission's review (a Certificate of Appropriateness or Hardship). For example, if a homeowner wanted to replace the wood clapboard siding with wood clapboard siding and no other changes, this applicant would not have to go before the Commission and would get their Certificate of Non-Applicability from the Director of Community Development followed by the building permit.