Historic Preservation Division

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Schedule and Deadlines

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.


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.

Also, we

  • 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.