The Historic Preservation Districts and the Historic Landmark Overlay Districts preserve places and areas of historical, cultural, architectural, engineering or archaeological significance throughout Oklahoma City. 

Historic Preservation Guidelines (PDF)
Historic Preservation Application (PDF)

The draft of preserveokc, Oklahoma City’s first citywide historic preservation plan, is available for review. Read the plan, post comments or contact staff with questions before the public comment period ends Nov. 30. 

Click on this link to access the plan.

 Maps of Historic Preservation Districts

Changes to buildings, demolitions and new construction in Historic Preservation (HP) or Historic Landmark (HL) zones require a Certificate of Approval to be issued by the Historic Preservation Commission or Planning Department staff. Review of projects is subject to the City's Planning and Zoning Code, (cite section) and the Design and Sustainability Standards and Guidelines for Oklahoma City Historic Districts, adopted in 2012 and in 2014.

If your project requires a Certificate of Appropriateness, download our Historic Preservation Application Packet (PDF) to get started and please see the process for obtaining a building permit for projects within a design district. For dates and times, check the 2018 Commission Schedule (PDF) and Workshop Schedule (PDF) or the 2019 Commission Schedule (PDF) and 2019 Workshop Schedule (PDF). 

Review the Guidelines (PDF), Handout (PDF) and By-Laws (PDF) that apply to Historic Preservation and Historic Landmark Districts.


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