CCT: Local Historic District and Property Designations

Local Historic District and Property Designations

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, Section 7-147a et seq., towns may establish historic districts and historic properties for which exterior architectural changes are reviewed by local preservation commissions.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) staff meets regularly with local communities, that are considering establishing local historic districts and historic properties. SHPO staff provides information regarding procedures to be followed under the state enabling statutes, responsibilities of the study committee, and preparation of the study report. Since 1959, 126 historic districts including 8,128 buildings and 92 individual historic properties have been designated throughout the state. These designations are found in urban as well as rural areas for a total of 72 towns.

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Mary Dunne at 860-500-2356 or

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