Samantha Holmes | 410-313-4428

The Historic Preservation Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. generally on the first Thursday of each month at 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., 22 days prior to the monthly meeting to be placed on the agenda (please see meeting schedules and deadlines below). The Commission does not meet in January.

Please visit the Historic Preservation page for additional information on the County's historic preservation programs. 

Minor Alteration Determinations

The Executive Secretary has determined that the following applications are considered minor alterations and do not require a Certificate of Approval from the Commission. Each application will be posted on this website for 5 days. 

If any member of the public objects to a determination below, please email the Executive Secretary at preservation@howardcountymd.gov within the 5 days of posting. Any application that is subject to an objection will be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

Current Applications for Minor Alterations and Tax Credit Pre-Approval: 

3821 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City - posted online 4/20/17

3744 Old Columbia Pike/3731 Hamilton Street, Ellicott City - posted online 4/20/17

3726 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City - posted online 4/20/17

8307 Main Street, Ellicott City - posted online 4/21/17

Current Agenda

April Agenda

The Historic Preservation Commission of Howard County will consider amendments to the Commission’s Rules of Procedure at its April 6 and May 4, 2017 meetings. The meetings are open to the public and will take place at 7:00 PM at 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The amendments are generally related to: updating outdated sections, making technical corrections, and updating procedures for tax credits and minor alterations.

Proposed Amendments to Rules of Procedure

Additional Information

Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines




Date of Meeting

First Thursday of each month

Deadline for Applications

Wednesday 22 days before meeting

**The Commission does not meet in January**


February 2

January 11

March 2

February 8

April 6

March 15

May 4

April 12

June 1

May 10

July 6

June 14

August 3

July 12

September 7

August 16

October 5

September 13

November 2

October 11

December 7

November 15

*Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m.*

 If you have an emergency, please contact Samantha Holmes at 410-313-4428 or sholmes@howardcountymd.gov.

Download printable schedule. 

Link to main Historic Preservation page.

Rules of Procedure

Rules of Procedure

Past Meetings

2017 Meetings


Decision and Orders

February Minutes

February Decision and Orders

 March Minutes  


Previous Years Minutes

2016 Minutes
2015 Minutes
2014 Minutes 


Staff Contact

Samantha Holmes, Department of Planning and Zoning


Board Members

Allan Shad, Chair

Eileen Tennor, Vice-Chair

Drew Roth

Bruno Reich

Erica Zoren