Nominate a Local Historic Landmark

Do you want the city to recognize your property as a historic landmark?

The Historic Preservation Board reviews nominations and recognizes sites that demonstrate significance in history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or culture.

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Check your eligibility

Local historic landmarks must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history.
  • Is associated with the lives of persons significant in our past.
  • Embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period or method of construction, or that represents the work of a master, or that possesses high artistic values.
  • Has yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history.

Contact the Historic Preservation Office

Call the Historic Preservation Office at 407.246.3416 to set up a meeting to discuss the nomination.

Gather your materials

You will need to provide:

  • Photographs that include current conditions of the property and any existing historical photographs. 
  • Property survey.
  • List of all property owners and their addresses.
  • A written narrative providing information about events or persons that may have significant relationship to the area. 
  • Additional documents such as maps, newspaper articles, floor plans or historical surveys. 

Fill out an application

The application must be completed by the property owner or an authorized agent.

Complete the Form

We will contact you

We will contact you with a project number to upload plans.

Upload your project plans

You will receive an email from eplanorlando@cityoforlando.net. The email will include a link to ProjectDox and will assign you with a temporary password to log in.

Submit Your Plans

We will review your plans

We will review your project and contact you with next steps. Timelines are determined by the Historic Preservation Board and City Council meeting schedules.

Attend the Historic Preservation Board meeting

The Historic Preservation Officer will present his recommendations to the board and you should attend to answer any questions. Final approval will be granted by City Council.

Receive historic designation

An ordinance about the site goes through two City Council meetings and is open for public discussion. The first read “accepts” the ordinance and the second “adopts” the ordinance. If adopted, then your property will be officially recognized as a local historic landmark.