RECENT NEWS | Samantha Stoney | 410-313-4428
Please see the following public notice to read the proposed changes to the Historic District Commission Rules of Procedure: Public Notice of HDC Proposed Rule Changes. The proposed changes will be heard at the February 7, 2013 regular Historic District Commission meeting. Please contact Samantha Stoney at 410-313-4428 if you have any questions.
We are pleased to announce the Ellicott City Facade Improvement Program! For more information, please visit the Ellicott City Facade Improvement Program section below.
HOWARD COUNTY HISTORIC DISTRICTS | Samantha Stoney | 410-313-4428
Historic District Commission | Meeting Information | Applications
Design Guidelines | Ellicott City Historic District | Lawyers Hill Historic District | Solar Panels and Other Devices
Historic District Maps | Ellicott City | Lawyers Hill
The Ellicott City and Lawyers Hill Historic Districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are also local historic districts, allowing the county to protect their architectural integrity and preserve their history for future generations.
ELLICOTT CITY FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM | Samantha Stoney | 410-313-4428
Program Information and FAQs | Design Guidelines | Applications | Meeting Information
The Ellicott City Façade Improvement Program (FIP) is a program administered by the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning to aid property and business owners in the repair and restoration of commercial buildings within the Ellicott City Historic District. All FIP applications must first be reviewed and approved by the Historic District Commission. Planning and Zoning staff administering the FIP will review applications concurrently with the HDC. Funds are available on a “first-come first-serve” basis. We will be accepting applications in February (the deadline is February 13) for the March 7 HDC meeting.
HISTORIC SITES INVENTORY | Samantha Stoney | 410-313-4428
Inventory Listing | Inventory Map | MHT Inventory Search
Howard County maintains a Historic Sites Inventory of 945 architecturally and historically significant properties located throughout the county. Properties listed on the inventory are eligible for historic tax credits. Any property listed on the inventory that proposes a subdivision or site development plan must present the plan to Historic District Commission for advisory comments.
HISTORIC TAX CREDITS | Samantha Stoney | 410-313-4428
County Tax Credit Application | Eligibility Information | State Tax Credits | Federal Tax Credits
Historic Tax Credits provide incentives for property owners to restore or preserve historic properties. Property owners must submit an application and obtain County approval before beginning work which qualifies for tax credits. For properties located in a historic district, property owners must also fill out a Certificate of Approval application when applying for tax credits.
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS | Preservation Howard County | Howard County Historical Society | Preservation Maryland | Maryland Historical Trust