DC Historic Preservation Law

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DC Historic Preservation Law


The D.C. Historic Landmark and Historic District Protection Act (D.C. Law 2-144, D.C. Code §6-1101 et seq.) protects all historic landmarks or structures that contribute to a historic district listed in the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites. Under the law, permit applications involving a listed property, or a building contributing to a historic district or its site must be reviewed for historic compatibility prior to issuance by the D.C. Historic Preservation Office, and often by the DC Historic Preservation Review Board (“HPRB”).

The Georgetown Law Library provides access to historic preservation decisions issued by the Mayor's Agent of the District of Columbia as well as the D.C. Federal and local courts.

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