Planning and Development

Historic Preservation Ordinance

The City of Houston's Historic Preservation Ordinance amendments were adopted on October 13, 2010. The process included numerous community meetings and an unprecedented public input process involving over 1,000 stakeholders. The amended Ordinance gives permanent protection to historic properties within historic districts and pending historic districts; eliminates the 90-day waiver for historic districts, and includes revisions for the provision for Certificates of Appropriateness (COA).

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To download a pdf of Chapter 33, Article VII, Historic Preservation Ordinance as amended October 13, 2010, click the link below.

Chapter 33, Article VII Historic Preservation Ordinance