Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Program

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​​​​Applications for review by the Historic District Commission and applications for minor work that has been designated to staff​ for approval are being accepted at this time and may be emailed to building@a2gov.org or jthacher@a2gov.org. 

City staff continue to work remotely to answer questions and review applications for staff approval. Please email questions to jthacher@a2gov.org or leave a message at 734-794-6265 x42608. 

​​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. 

  • 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 to go directly to eTRAKIT 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. 

See maps of each historic district.

Application Process

See more information about the HDC Application Process.

Design Guidelines

City Code Relating to ​Historic Districts;         By-Laws

State Public Acts 

Site Navigation

​Planning & Development Services
301 E. Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI

Historic Preservation Coordinator
Jill Thacher
734.794.6265 x 42608 jthacher@a2gov.org

Administrative Assistant to the HDC
Mia Gale
734.794.6265 x 42665