Historic Preservation

At this time in the Covid-19  Pandemic, Historic Preservation Commission hearings have returned to an in-person format and are no longer utilizing a digital platform. Masking will follow all Athens-Clarke County directives. The Historic Preservation Commission hearings can be viewed live or on-demand at the YouTube links provided on each agenda.

Athens-Clarke County presently has a total of 16 local historic districts and 44 individual local historic landmarks. In order to protect the historic character of these properties (whether part of a district or individually recognized as a landmark), a Certificate of Appropriateness is required prior to making exterior changes to a property.

Follow the links below to learn more about historic designations, Certificates of Appropriateness and the benefits of preservation. Click on the link for the Historic Preservation Commission to learn about their duties, members and meeting schedule.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for regarding historic preservation in Athens, submit a question and we’ll get back to you.

Historic Preservation Commission 

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Commission Schedule

Schedule of meetings and application deadlines for the Athens-Clarke County Historic Preservation Commission.

Annual Report

Presented below is an analysis of the efforts from the the Historic Preservation Commission. We have provided statistics of cases that came before the board in a given year, case studies in preservation and training information. Our goal is to keep the public up to date on preservation matters, if you have any further questions please contact our Preservation Staff.