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Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) reviews all changes to structures within Historic Districts. The HPB holds monthly public hearings and issues Certificates of Appropriateness. The City has also designated certain buildings and signs as Historic Landmarks, alterations to which are subject to similar review.

Orlando has six Historic Preservation overlay districts with a variety of architectural styles. To establish these districts the board uses the following criteria:

  • Citizen involvement
  • Evaluation of the architectural significance of area buildings
  • Consideration of the neighborhood’s contributions to Orlando’s cultural heritage

Historic Preservation Districts


The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) generally meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall. Please check the meeting schedule as it is subject to change, and additional meetings may be added if necessary.

Agendas, Minutes and Staff Reports

  • Current Agenda for February 4, 2015 meeting – Staff Reports are linked within the document

Previous Minutes


Contact Information

For general questions about the Historic Preservation Board, or to see previous minutes and agendas, please contact one of the following:

Heather Hohman, Recording Secretary

Richard Forbes, Historic Preservation Officer

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