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Historic Preservation Program

Staff Services 

  • Information on the City's historic districts
  • Review of building permit applications for property within historic districts
  • Assistance with applications for work in historic districts
  • Assistance with historic district regulations
Current Historic District Commission Packet

Historic District Commission agenda and packet information is now available at the City of Ann Arbor's Legislative Information Center. 

  • Click here to access the calendar page.
  • Select "Historic District Commission" from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.
  • Click on the "Search Calendar" button. 
  • Staff reports can be found by clicking the "Meeting Details" link for each meeting date.

Is This Property in a Historic District?


To find out if an address or parcel number is in a historic district, follow these steps.

  1. Click on this shortcut or go to the City homepage and click on eTRAKIT under "Working In".
  2. Next, click the PROPERTIES box.
  3. Enter all or part of the address in the search box, or change the search field to search by parcel number or owner.
  4. Double click on the correct address in the results box.
  5. Click the LAND USE tab for historic district and other information.

 For maps of each historic district, click here.


Application Process


For more information about the application process, please click here.


City Code and Publications Relating to Historic Districts

State Public Acts  

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Last Updated: September 16, 2013


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Planning & Development Services

301 E. Huron Street

Ann Arbor, MI



Historic Preservation Coordinator
Jill Thacher

734.794.6265 x 42608

Administrative Assistant to the HDC
Mia Gale
734.794.6265 x 42665

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