Frequently Asked Questions

Historic Preservation FAQ

  • What is the role of the Historic Preservation Commission members and staff?

  • What is an historic district?

  • How can I find out if my property is in an historic district?

  • What does having a property in an historic district mean for me as a property owner?

  • How do I find reliable contractors to work on my historic property?

  • How can I date my house and its architectural features?

  • What is the National Register of Historic Places and how can I get my property listed on it?

  • Where can I find appropriate hardware and fixtures for my historic house?

  • What funding sources are available for historic preservation?