Local Historic Preservation Commissions & Certified Local Governments

Local historic preservation commissions are the most effective means for promoting sustained historic preservation initiatives in our towns and counties. In North Carolina, the creation of such commissions is a local option authorized and governed by NC GS 160D-940 through 160D-951, 160D-102, 160D-303, 160D-404(c), and 105-278 which enables local governing boards to establish commissions to study and recommend designation of local historic districts and landmarks. Commissions are appointed by the local governing board and operate in strict adherence to procedures and standards required by the enabling legislation. 

For more information, contact Kristi Brantley,  Local Historic Preservation/CLG Coordinator, at kristi.brantley@ncdcr.gov, or  919-814-6576.