Urban Planning and Historic Preservation Department

Staff reviews projects and makes recommendations to the Historic District Board of Review, Chatham County Historic Preservation Commission, Historic Site and Monument Commission, Chatham County Resource Protection Commission and the Metropolitan Planning Commission on historic preservation matters. more

Appointed Commissions
Commissions are appointed by City and County officials to help protect our significant cultural and natural resources. Click on the links below to find out more about each board.

Chatham County
Resource Protection Commission

Chatham County Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Site and Monument Commission

Savannah Historic District Board of Review

In-Kind Repair & Replacement What does "In-kind" mean? Download our newest brochure to find out more!

Building in Historic Savannah (FAQs) What does it means to be in a local historic district? How do I apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness? Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Stop Work Orders in Historic Districts You've received a Stop Work Order from the City of Savannah and you're in a Historic District ... now what? Check out this brochure to see what you need to do next.

Historic/New Windows
Replacement vs. Repair.
Preserving historic windows can actually be the more sustainable and cost effective measure in terms of energy efficiency.
Download our revised brochure to find out more.

Local Historic Districts
Find boundary maps, ordinances, guidelines, and applications for review by clicking on the links below:

Savannah Historic District

Victorian District

Cuyler-Brownville District

Local historic district designation can be a powerful empowerment tool for neighborhoods. Learn more about the process in this article.

National Register of Historic Places The City of Savannah has dozens of historic districts listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. See this map for more information.

Federal and State Preservation Tax Incentives If a property is listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, individually or as a district, it is eligible for federal and state tax incentives...more

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