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Historic Preservation


FEMA Public Notice

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Hurricane Irma beginning September 4, 2017.

This public notice concerns activities that may affect historic properties, activities that are located in or affect wetland areas or the 100-year floodplain, and critical actions within the 500-year floodplain. Such activities may adversely affect the historic property and floodplain or wetland, or may result in continuing vulnerability to flood damage.

For more information, please download the full notice:

2017 FEMA Public Notice – English (PDF)

2017 FEMA Public Notice – Spanish (PDF)

2017 FEMA Public Notice – Haitian Creole (PDF)

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