RESPONSE TO COVID 19 – HISTORIC PRESERVATION
COMMISSION MEETINGS AND APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS:
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. Based on the Executive Orders of the County Executive and the
Governor, and recommendations for social distancing, the regular Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for April 2, 2020 is postponed. All applications that were scheduled for the April meeting will be scheduled as soon as circumstances allow.
Given state and local mandates to cease in-person meetings, the HPC is unable to conduct public hearings. You may submit a Certificate of Approval per Code § 16.605(b)(3) for review but that too is suspended and cannot be scheduled for a public hearing at this time.
The HPC will continue to review qualifying Minor Alterations applications for approval.
This website will be updated and applicants will be notified as new information is available, please check back periodically.
application submissions, the following new protocols have been put in place to
continue to serve the community:
: Please email DPZ staff a pdf of your application
Staff will review the pdf to determine if the application can be processed
online as a Minor Alteration. If the application is processed online through
the Minor Alterations process, no paper copies will be needed. All other applications
will be reviewed and held until
DPZ is able to schedule HPC
All applicants will be
notified when meeting dates are available.
Paper application submissions can
be mailed to: Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning, c/o Historic
Preservation Commission, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
application submissions can also be dropped into the bin labeled “DPZ” in the
George Howard Building lobby. Paper documents will be quarantined for no less
than 24 hours.
application submissions are still required for applications for: Advisory Comments/Pre-Application
Advice and Final Tax Credit Approval. You may also email a pdf copy of your
application for review at
applicants will be notified when meeting dates are available.
The Ellicott City and Lawyers Hill Historic Districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are also local historic districts, allowing the county to protect their architectural integrity and preserve their history for future generations. Please click here to link to the Historic Preservation Commission's webpage, to view more information on members, meetings and procedures.
The regular Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for April 2, 2020 is postponed. All applications that were scheduled for the April meeting will be scheduled as soon as circumstances allow.
2020 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Date of Meeting
First Thursday of each month
Deadline for Applications
Wednesday 22 days before meeting
The Commission does not meet in January
*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 email@example.com.
Download printable schedule for 2020.
The Historic Preservation Commission reviews several types of applications, including applications for Certificates of Approval to make exterior alterations to properties within a local historic district, applications for Historic Property Tax Credits and applications for Advisory Comments to properties under going subdivision or site development plans that contain a historic property.
Historic Preservation Commission Applications
Applications to make alterations or repairs:
Certificate of Approval and Tax Credit Pre-Approval - this application includes the Certificate of Approval and Historic Tax Credit application as one application.Please only use if you are located in the Ellicott City or Lawyers Hill Historic Districts.
New Construction - this application is for the construction of new principal dwellings or outbuildings on properties in the Ellicott City or Lawyers Hill Historic Districts.
Historic Property Tax Credits - this application is for historic property tax credits for repairs to a historic structure. If you are located in Ellicott City, please fill out of the Historic District Supplemental Tax sheet. If you are listed on the Inventory, please fill out the Historic Sites Inventory Supplemental Sheet. If you are making any alterations beyond normal repairs and are located in a local historic district, please fill out the above application for Certificate of Approval for those alterations and do not use this form.
Historic District Supplemental Tax Sheet - for properties located in the Ellicott City or Lawyers Hill Historic Districts. Please also fill out the Historic Property Tax Credit application above.
Historic Sites Inventory Supplemental Tax Sheet - for properties listed on the Historic Sites Inventory. Please also fill out the Historic Property Tax Credit application above.
Sign Application (for sign installation for properties in the Ellicott City or Lawyers Hill Historic Districts)
Tax Credit Claim Forms:
Final Tax Credit Claim 10% - this application must be submitted to process the final tax credit. Applications prior to September 2013 were approved at the 10% tax credit rate.
Final Tax Credit Claim 25% - this application must be submitted to process the final tax credit. Applications approved September 2013 or later were approved at the 25% tax credit rate.
Assessment Tax Credit Claim - this application must be submitted to process the 20.113 assessment tax credit.
Applications for Advisory Comments or Pre- Application Advice:
Advisory Comments/Pre-Application Advice - this application is for advisory comments prior to a submittal to Planning and Zoning for subdivision or site development plans. This application is also for anyone located in a historic district seeking pre-application advice from the Commission prior to formally submitting for a Certificate of Approval.
If you have any questions, please call Samantha at 410-313-2350 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellicott City Historic District | Lawyers Hill Historic District
Samantha Holmes | 410-313-2350
County Tax Credit Application | County 25% Historic Property Tax Credit | County Historic Property Assessment Tax Credit | State Tax Credits | Federal Tax Credits
FIP Claim Application
Ken Short | 410-313-2350
Ken Short | 410-313-2350
Beth Burgess | 410-313-2350
Cemetery Preservation Advisory Board | Cemetery Inventory Form
Cemetery Maintenance Suggestions | Cemetery Grants |
The Cemetery Preservation Advisory Board meets bi-monthly (six times) and meetings are open to the public. Please visit the Board's website above for more information on meeting dates and times.
The Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning
(DPZ) and the Cemetery Preservation Advisory Board (CPAB), through the efforts
of many volunteers such as the Howard County Genealogical Society, began a
County wide cemetery survey in 2014 to document the current conditions of the
historic cemeteries located in Howard County.
Howard County 2018 Grant: If there is a repair project you have been meaning to work on, please consider apply for the grant. We have $5,000.00 in funding for cemetery grants. The application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018 and the funds will be designated by Thursday, March 15, 2018. To apply, please click here.
Howard County Historic Preservation Plan
Preservation Howard County | Howard County Historical Society | Preservation Maryland | Maryland Historical Trust | Howard County Genealogical Society | Patapsco Heritage Greenway | Howard County Conservancy | Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites | Farm Heritage Museum | Howard County Center of African American Culture | Elkridge Heritage Society | Maryland National Road Association| Historic Ellicott City, Inc.
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