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:

8247 Main Street, Ellicott City - posted 3/15/2018

8116 Main Street, Ellicott City - posted 3/12/2018

8411 Main Street, Ellicott City - posted 3/12/2018

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

**The Commission does not meet in January**


February 1

January 10

March 1

February 7

April 5

March 14

May 3

April 11

June 7

May 16

July 5

June 13

August 2

July 11

September 6

August 15

October 4

September 12

November 1

October 10

December 6

November 14

*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             March Decision and Orders
April Minutes                April Decision and Orders
 May Minutes               May Decision and Orders
 June Minutes               June Decision and Order
July Minutes                 July Decision and Order
August Minutes               August Decision and Order
 September Minutes          September Decision and Order
 October Minutes           October Decision and Order
November Minutes                            None
December Minutes            December Decision and Order


Previous Years Minutes

2016 Minutes
2015 Minutes
2014 Minutes 


Staff Contact

Samantha Holmes, Department of Planning and Zoning