Historical Commission rules, regulations, and ordinance

The Philadelphia Historical Commission's rules and regulations guide its work. They're informed by a part of the City's code called the historic preservation ordinance. Together, these documents:

  • Define terms used by the commission.
  • Outline its powers and duties.
  • Explain how it conducts its public meetings.
  • Describe how it designates historic resources.
  • Explain how it reviews building permit applications.
  • Explain how it reviews cases of financial hardship.

Name Description Released Format
Historical Commission rules and regulations PDF The regulations that govern the work of the Philadelphia Historical Commission. March 27, 2019
City of Philadelphia historic preservation ordinance PDF The City code that describes the purposes of the Philadelphia Historical Commission. March 27, 2019

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