Historic Preservation

DMD's Historic Preservation staff work to:

  • Preserve historic sites and buildings
  • Promote and protect Evansville's Historic Preservation District
  • Highlight the importance in reinvesting in our historic assets

CHANGES TO BUILDINGS OR PROPERTY WITHIN HISTORIC PRESERVATION DISTRICT

Any changes to buildings or property within the Historic Preservation District requires approval.

To obtain proper approval, you must submit the proper Certificate of Appropriateness which can be found on the Certificates of Appropriateness webpage:

  • Staff-Approved Certificate of Appropriateness application
  • Commission-Approved Certificate of Appropriateness application

Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission seeks to preserve and enhance the city’s distinct aesthetic that serves as visible reminders of its historic heritage.

The Commission accomplishes this through enforcement of the city’s local Preservation Ordinance Chapter 2.106 Historic Districts.