Landmarks Preservation Commission
Duties of the Commission
Established as a part of the County government in 1976, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approves the inclusion of historic properties along with their Historic Environmental Settings (HES) on the Preliminary Landmarks List and the formation of County historic districts. The LPC also approves exterior alterations affecting any structures on the Preliminary or Final Baltimore County Landmarks List and all developments including exterior alterations, within County historic districts. Learn more about Baltimore County, Maryland and National Historic Properties and Districts.
Appointment of Commission Members
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) consists of 15 volunteer members, each of whom, as required by the County Code, "shall possess demonstrated interest, knowledge or training in historic preservation, history, architecture, conservation or related disciplines." Each member of the County Council appoints an LPC member from the respective council district, and the County Executive appoints the remaining eight members. LPC members serve a maximum of three consecutive four-year terms. They may continue to serve after their term expires until their successors are appointed.
Meetings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission are generally held on the second Thursday of the month excluding August and December. A tentative agenda is available a week before the meeting.
Rules of Procedure
The Commission operates under the authority, standards, and requirements of Title 7 of Article 32 in Baltimore County law, and uses, for guidance in its decision-making, the Rules of Procedure, Historic Guidelines and Regulations and Resolutions as follows:
- Rules of Procedure (PDF)
- Historic Guidelines and Regulations (PDF)
- Resolution for Recognition and Protection of Sites Related to Slavery (PDF)
- Resolution Adopting Procedures for Delineating Historic Environmental Settings (PDF)
- Resolution Endorsing Protection of the North Point Battlefield (PDF)
- Resolution Establishing Procedures and Principles on Requests for Postponement of Items (PDF)
- Resolution Establishing Procedures for the Receipt and Scheduling of Landmark List Nominations (PDF)
- Resolution Adopting Procedures for Implementing Approval of County Tax Credit Applications (PDF)
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has further agreed to operate by procedures as follows:
- Notice of Procedures for Testifying before the Landmarks Preservation Commission (PDF)
- Consent Agenda Notice (PDF)
Staff Contact: Vicki Nevy, 410-887-3495, firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised July 31, 2013