Samantha Holmes | 410-313-2350

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.

Please visit the Historic Preservation page for the HPC's application forms and to find additional information on the County's historic preservation programs.


HPC Suspension Notification Letter


January 14, 2021 HPC Meeting Information


Following the announcement of the closure of the George Howard Building to the public, the Department of Planning and Zoning continues to operate through remote service. Given state and local mandates to cease in-person meetings, the HPC is unable to conduct public in-person hearings.  The Historic Preservation Commission meeting on January 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm will be a WebEx meeting only.


On December 3, 2020, the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) held their monthly hearing including application HPC-20-83 – 8049, 8055, 8059, 8061 (Tiber Park) and 8069 Main Street; Vicinity of Maryland Avenue and Main Street; Vicinity of 3711 Maryland Avenue along Patapsco River, Ellicott City. This case is contested and has been continued to Thursday, January 14, 2021. No other applications will be on the agenda or heard at the January 14 meeting. February 4, 2021 will be the next regular HPC meeting and the deadline for new applications is Wednesday, January 13, 2021.


HPC 20-83 is a “contested case” that is governed by the Howard County Administrative Procedure Act and the HPC Rules of Procedure.  The January 14, 2021 meeting will be a public hearing where the general public is invited to attend virtually and observe. Per HPC Rule of Procedure 102.B, only those parties who registered in advance of the December 3, 2020 meeting may participate in the proceedings by asking questions and giving testimony.   


Registering to Attend the Meeting as an Observer:

Join the meeting via computer: If you would like to join the meeting through your computer to observe and listen to the continued case HPC-20-83, you will need to register. Once registered, further instructions and a call-in attendee number will be provided via email. 

Register Here: https://howardcountymd.webex.com/howardcountymd/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea640ed04598766d389657e53d03983b4

Join the meeting via telephone only: If you only want to listen to the meeting call 1-650-479-3207 at the meeting time.  When prompted, enter 180 428 5219 # as the event access code.


Registering to Attend the Meeting as Party or Witness:

Only those who registered in advance of the December 3, 2020 meeting may participate in the proceedings by asking questions or giving testimony.  You must also register for the January 14 hearing to participate.



Application Submissions

The Department has established new procedures to streamline the processing of Historic Preservation Commission applications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review the Application Submission Procedures to ensure your application is properly submitted and can therefore be reviewed by the Commission.   Review the Application Submission Procedures here