Historic Preservation Program


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

Historic Preservation Coordinator
Jill Thacher
734.794.6265 x 42608 [email protected]

Administrative Assistant to the HDC
Courtney Manor
734.794.6265 x 42618

​​Planning Staff Working Remote ​

Many City Hall staff continue to work remotely. For assistance with HDC questions or applications, please contact Jill Thacher via email at [email protected]​ or by phone at 734.794.6265 x42608. 

​Meeting Update

The Historic District Commission continues to hold in-person hybrid meetings. Applicants, owners, and public commenters may attend virtually via Zoom or attend in City Hall. 

  • Regular meetings of the Historic District Commission are held in Council Chambers, second floor of City Hall, 301 East Huron Street. ​Please click 2023 HDC Meeting Schedule.pdf for ​meeting information.  
  • Regular meetings are broadcast for viewing online and cable television, and participants may attend virtually via Zoom. 
  • Applicants, owners, and public hearing comments may be made in person at the meeting, or via Zoom or by phone during the meeting.
  • City Hall is mask friendly to all guests at all times. 
  • ​​Working sessions will be held in-person immediately following regular HDC meetings, on an as needed basis. In-person attendance is necessary to watch or participate in working sessions. 

​​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?

Two ways to look up whether an address is in a historic district: ​​​

​1) On the City Assessor's website (from a2gov.org click Departments then Assessor ), click Online Assessment and Property Tax Data, then Continue to online tax data. Search by address, then look under General Information for Historical District: Yes/No. Please note that listings for Personal Property​ by address in the Assessor's database do not contain accurate historic district information; this is only shown accurately under the parcel listed for each ​address. 

2) See maps of each historic district​.​

​City Code Relating to ​Historic Districts;  By-Laws

State Public Acts 

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