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Historic Preservation

M-NCPPC archaeology staff from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties practice using the GPR unit at the Griffith Family Cemetery in Montgomery County.
Edward U. Taylor School
Mihran Mesrobian house

The Historic Preservation Office supports the Planning Board and the Historic Preservation Commission by providing for the identification, designation, and regulation of historic sites in Montgomery County. Historic Preservation staff also maintains an archive and library of documentation on historic resources in Montgomery County and provides preservation outreach and guidance on preservation best-practices to the public. If you are interested in historic buildings, sites, and programs in Montgomery County Parks, please visit Montgomery Parks.

NEW! Use our new map tools to explore HAWP locations and our historic photo archive.

Explore Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Commission

Meet the Commissioners and view agendas. Learn more about HPC.

Find Historic Properties

Need to determine if your property is historic? Search here.

Project Review and Work Guidelines

Do I need a Historic Area Work Permit? Learn more and apply.

Mapping Segregation Project

Learn more about the history of segregation in Montgomery County.

Historic Designation

Learn about the designation process for historic properties.


Learn more about the historic preservation easement program.

Publications and Resources

Discover publications and other resources produced by the Historic Preservation Office.

Benefits and Incentives

Learn more about available tax credits and grants.

Montgomery County Burial Sites Inventory

The Historic Preservation Office maintain an inventory of human burial sites in the county.

African American Historic Sites

Our online map of African American historic sites and places in the county.

LGBTQ+ Heritage Sites

The Historic Preservation Office is working undertaking architectural survey and archival research of sites associated with LGBTQ+ communities and leaders in Montgomery County.

Contact Us

Contact the Historic Preservation Office.