Historic Preservation Division
All applications and associated correspondence, revisions, reviews, and inspections can be viewed on the City of Annapolis eTRAKiT system.
- Go to: https://etrakit.annapolis.gov
- Click on Projects >> Search >> type the address.
- Under the tab Project Info, scroll down to Attachments to view the application and revisions.
- Historic District and National Register Boundary Map (PDF)
- Historic District Design Manual (PDF)
- Historic District Streets (PDF)
- Historic Preservation Application Deadline and Meeting Dates 2022 (PDF)
- Historic Preservation Commission By-Laws (PDF)
- Historic Preservation Sidewalk Cafe Furniture Guidelines (PDF)
- Historic Preservation Sign Guidelines (PDF)
- National Trust Names Historic City of Annapolis a National Treasure (PDF)
- Economic Hardship - Evidentiary Criteria (PDF)
- Historic Preservation Commission Rules of Procedure - February 17, 2021 (PDF)
BEST PRACTICES FOR MAINTAINING PROPERTY IN THE ANNAPOLIS HISTORIC DISTRICT
ASK FIRST: use the technical expertise of the Preservation Division to assist you.
APPLY EARLY: submit applications for review and approval before signing a contract or starting the work.
DO NO HARM: preserve historic features by using accepted preservation practices.
The Historic Preservation Division has primary responsibility within the Planning & Zoning Department for reviewing exterior changes in the Annapolis Historic District, administering the tax credit program, providing support to the Historic Preservation Commission, and participating in Current Zoning Division reviews.
- provide technical assistance about general preservation practices and standards
- evaluate drawings, construction materials, and techniques for code compliance
- prepare staff reports for public hearings and site design review
- coordinate archaeological monitoring in the Historic District
- provide final review of exterior work proposed for building permits in the Historic District
- identify violations and participate in mitigation for compliance
- analyze zoning and other code changes affecting the Historic District
- ensure compliance with the Certified Local Government program
- negotiate contracts and coordinate the work of consultants providing services to the Division
- represent the City on the Heritage Commission and the Four Rivers Heritage Area
- review proposed changes to property owners seeking Federal funding under Section 106
- comment on City initiatives affecting the Historic District
- prepare publications to assist development planning in the Historic District
- conduct research, prepare written material, and give presentations on Annapolis history and architecture for local colleges, universities. realtors, and community groups.