Historic Preservation

City of Orlando 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. Click here to view upcoming agendas and previous minutes from the Historic Preservation Board.

The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) application is available for download in the PDF file type. If the project is a Minor Review, please submit the “HPB Review Application” by e-mail to cityplanning@cityoforlando.net and you will receive a response from a HPB staff member.  If the project is a Major Review, please contact the HPB Recording Secretary at 407.246.3416 to schedule a required pre-application meeting. Applications can be found HERE.

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

Contact Information

For general questions about City of Orlando Historic Preservation Board please contact one of the following:

Heather Bonds, Recording Secretary

Richard Forbes, Historic Preservation Officer

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