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, or any member of the Historic Preservation Commission, 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 for which legal advertising obligations have been met. More information on the Minor Alteration Process can be found here: Minor Alterations Code



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

8358 Main Street, Ellicott City - posted 3/18/2019

8147 Main Street, Ellicott City - posted 3/15/2019







Current Agenda
Board Members

Allan Shad, Chair

Eileen Tennor, Vice-Chair

Drew Roth

Bruno Reich

Erica Zoren

Additional Information

Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines




Date of Meeting

First Thursday of each month

Deadline for Applications

Wednesday 22 days before meeting

January 17


February 7

January 16

March 7

February 13

April 4

March 13

May 2

April 10

June 6

May 15

**July 11 due to July 4th holdiay - please check back as this date may change**

June 12

August 1

July 10

September 5

August 14

October 3

September 11

November 7

October 16

December 5

November 13



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


^Continuation of December's Agenda items



 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

2019 Meetings


Decision and Orders


January Minutes

January Decision and Order

                     January Recording
     February Decision and Order                     February Recording


Previous Years Minutes

Staff Contact

Samantha Holmes, Department of Planning and Zoning