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:

8143 Main Street, Ellicott City - posted 11/8/2018

8141 Main Street, Ellicott City - posted 11/8/2018






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

Wednesday, July 11

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

2018 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 Orders
July Minutes July Decision and Orders
August meeting cancelled  


Previous Years Minutes

Staff Contact

Samantha Holmes, Department of Planning and Zoning