The Philadelphia Historical Commission and its committees hold public meetings online. At these meetings, they review building permit applications for work to historically designated properties, as well as matters related to historic designation.
Interested parties can comment in-person on matters before the Historical Commission. Or, comments may be submitted in writing in advance of the public meeting. Written remarks may be sent to email@example.com.
- If you’re interested in attending an upcoming meeting, see our event calendar.
- If you missed a meeting, view our recordings of public meetings.
Our collections of archived meeting minutes and successful historic register nominations may also be of interest.
Meeting schedule and guidelines
|Historical Commission 2023 meeting schedule PDF||The 2023 dates and submission deadlines for meetings of the Philadelphia Historical Commission and its committees||March 20, 2023|
|Historical Commission remote business instructions PDF||Instructions for conducting business remotely with the Philadelphia Historical Commission.||May 25, 2023|
|Historical Commission guidelines for conduct at public meetings PDF||Guidelines for conduct at public meetings of the Historical Commission.||June 2, 2023|
|PHC staff report - May 2023 PDF||Report of the activities of the PHC staff, May 2023||June 8, 2023|
Recent agendas and minutes
|Historical Commission agenda - June 9, 2023 PDF||June 2, 2023|
|Committee on Historic Designation minutes - May 24, 2023 PDF||June 2, 2023|
|Architectural Committee minutes - May 23, 2023 PDF||June 2, 2023|
|Historical Commission minutes - May 12, 2023 PDF||June 2, 2023|
Building permit applications under review
|156 W. School House Ln. building permit application PDF||September 29, 2022|
|156 W. School House Ln. supplement PDF||September 27, 2022|
|156 W. School House Ln. public comment PDF||March 20, 2023|
|208-12 Vine St. financial hardship application PDF||April 18, 2023|
|208-12 Vine St. public comment PDF||May 1, 2023|