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. 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 the Meeting Schedule and Applications Deadlines tab below). The Commission does not meet in January.

Please visit the Historic Preservation page for the HPC's application forms and to find 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:

8388 Court Avenue, Ellicott City - posted 1/17/2020

3612-3614 Court House Drive, Ellicott City - posted 1/15/2020

3736 Fels Lane, Ellicott City - posted 1/13/2020



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 6

January 15

March 5

February 12

April 2

March 11

May 7

April 15

June 4

May 13

July 9

June 17

August 6

July 15

September 3

August 12

October 1

September 9

November 5

October 14

December 3

November 12^

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

^Application deadline was moved to Thursday after Veterans Day Holiday.

 If you have an emergency, please contact Samantha Holmes at 410-313-2350 or sholmes@howardcountymd.gov.

Download printable schedule for 2020.

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 Minutes

          February Decision and Order

        Lawyers Hill Advisory Comments

                    February Recording
                       March Minutes            March Decision and Order  
                        April Minutes             April Decision and Order                         April Recording
                        May Minutes             May Decision and Order

                        May Recording 1

                       May Recording 2

                        June Minutes              June Decision and Order                        June Recording
                        July Minutes              July Decision and Order

                   July Recording part 1

                   July Recording part 2

                     August Minutes August Decision and Order

               August Recording part 1

              August Recording part 2

                  September Minutes        September Decision and Order                 September Recording
                   October Minutes          October Decision and Order                    October Recording
                  November Minutes No Decision and Order for November

           November Recording part 1

           November Recording part 2

                     December Recording


Previous Years Minutes

Staff Contact

Samantha Holmes, Department of Planning and Zoning