Individuals and communities throughout Georgia can utilize local Historic Preservation Ordinances, Certified Local Governments and other HPD programs, services and tools, to integrate historic preservation into community planning, economic development, heritage tourism and other important aspects that can make their community a unique place to live, work and play.
Also, HPD's African American programs staff can provide assistance to anyone interested in preserving Georgia's African American historic resources through presentations, site visits and Reflections.
Certified Local Governments
The Certified Local Government (CLG) program assists local governments with integrating historic preservation concerns into local planning decisions. Joining the CLG program is an important and effective way to preserve Georgia's historic places.
Historic Preservation Ordinances
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.
The Historic Preservation Planning program helps ensure that local citizens have a voice in preserving Georgia's historic resources and that those resources are included in planning activities throughout the state.