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Historic Preservation Districts and Historic Landmark Overlay Districts


To view new applications, please follow this link: Select the “Planning” tab, and search by application number or address. To view all applications, select “Special Zoning Certificate of Appropriateness” in the Type field and hit “search.”

The City Council formally adopted the "Preservation Guidelines and Standards for Oklahoma City Historic Districts" on March 11, 2003. These took effect on April 10, 2003. Read the consultant's Final Report of 2002

New "Green Guidelines" were adopted by City Council with an effective date of August 1, 2012 and are referenced below.

The historic district designation can be a site, structure, building, district or monument designated for preservation as a landmark or historic district and may be included within the Historic Preservation District or the Historic Landmark Overlay District to preserve places and areas of historical, cultural, architectural, engineering or archaeological significance. The Council also approved a number of amendments to the Historic Preservation ordinance required to support the adoption of the Guidelines and Standards, as well as several other changes sought by HP stakeholders to improve the historic preservation process.

These include providing for the establishment of neighborhood based preservation review committees, redirecting appeals from the City Council to the Board of Adjustment, and inserting provisions that authorize the Historic Preservation Commission to deny requests for demolition of significant historic structures.

Historic Preservation requires a separate design review and approval.


Review the Guidelines and Handout that apply to applications submitted before August 1, 2012.

Review the Guidelines and Handout that apply to applications submitted on or after August 1, 2012.

For questions on how these adopted changes may affect any work that you may be contemplating to the exterior of your property, or for general questions concerning the City’s historic preservation program, please contact Katie Friddle at (405) 297-3084 or or Angela Yetter at (405) 297-1831 or

Meetings are subject to cancellation or rescheduling.