Historic Register

Historic Property Requirements

  • The historic property exhibits historic or prehistoric archaeological resources with the potential to contribute to the understanding of historic and prehistoric cultures
  • The historic property is associated with a particular person, event, or period of time important to this area
  • The historic property is in one identifiable neighborhood or distinct geographical area of the city, such as the Town Center
  • The historic property is of a particular architectural style or school, or by a particular architect, builder, designer, or crafts person of significance
  • The historic property is 75 years of age or older
  • Other criteria as may be adopted by the Historic Preservation Commission

Benefits of Participating in the Historic Preservation Program


  • Building code interpretation / waivers
  • Consideration
  • Educational opportunities
  • Fee waivers
  • Land use bonuses
  • Non-conforming use
  • Professional references
  • Relocation assistance
  • Research aid
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Zoning / subdivision assistance


  • Community improvement
  • Increased property value
  • Preserve heritage
  • Public recognition
  • Revenue generation / income