The Georgia Historic Preservation Division and with our partners have developed and compiled a number of resources to assist the public with questions pertaining to the process of designating a local historic district.
Historic Preservation Ordinances
- Basic Info
- Related Information
Adopting a local preservation ordinance, appointing a preservation commission, and designating historic resources is one of the best ways for a community to protect the historic character of its buildings, neighborhoods, and landmarks from inappropriate alterations, incompatible new construction, as well as outright demolition.
How does a Preservation Ordinance Work?
The Georgia Historic Preservation Division has identified 11-steps to better understanding historic preservation ordinances and better protecting your community's historic resources.
- List of Governments with Historic Preservation Ordinances (pdf)
- Fact Sheet: The Differences between National Register Historic Districts and Local Historic Districts (pdf)
- Preservation 101 Video: HPCs and CLGs