Historic Preservation Board
This board recommends historic district designations and landmarks to the BCC, makes nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and decides on applications for modifications to designated properties.
The Historic Preservation Board is composed of nine members and two alternates who are nominated by members of the Board of County Commissioners and serve three-year terms.
Learn more about membership requirements, terms, and powers and responsibilities.
All citizens appointed by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners or an individual commissioner to any county board, committee, council, or authority must comply with these standards of conduct.
Meeting Dates and Submittal Deadlines
|2023 Meeting Schedule|
Historic Preservation Board
Certificate of Appropriateness
Application Submittal Date**
|Wednesday, January 18, 2023||December 28, 2022|
|Wednesday, February 15, 2023*||January 25, 2023|
|Wednesday, March 15, 2023||February 22, 2023|
|Wednesday, April 19, 2023||March 29, 2023|
|Wednesday, May 17, 2023||April 26, 2023|
|Wednesday, June 21, 2023*||May 31, 2023|
|Wednesday, July 19, 2023||June 28, 2023|
|Wednesday, August 16, 2023*||July 26, 2023|
|Wednesday, September 20, 2023||August 30, 2023|
|Wednesday, October 18, 2023*||September 27, 2023|
|Wednesday, November 15, 2023||October 25, 2023|
|Wednesday, December 20, 2023*||November 29, 2023|
|*Tentative meeting date to be held at the discretion of the Board Chair.|
|**COA application deadline is 3 weeks prior to the first HPB review.|
|Brian Scott||Pinellas County Commissioner||Chair|
|John Peter Barie||Retired Historic Preservation Architect||Vice-Chair|
|Jeffrey Brown||Real Estate Broker||Member|
|David MacNamee||Emergency Management||Member|
|Allison Dolan||Clearwater Historic Society Volunteer||Member|
|Vincent Luisi||Dunedin Historical Museum||Member|
|Ramona Pletcher||Real Estate Appraiser||Member|
|Gregory Cahanin||Building & Fire Code||Member|
|Claire Cohn||Nonprofit Development||Alternate|
|James Bachteler||Community Advocate||Alternate|
|May 19, 2023||2023 Pinellas Preservation Summit|
|March 15, 2023||Historic Preservation Board Meeting||HPB Meeting|
|December 21, 2022||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|November 16, 2022||Historic Preservation Board|
|October 19, 2022||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|July 20, 2022||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|April 20, 2022||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|March 16, 2022||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|January 19, 2022||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|November 17, 2021||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|October 20, 2021||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|September 15, 2021||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|July 14, 2021||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|May 19, 2021||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|September 16, 2020||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
|February 19, 2020||Historic Preservation Board||Agenda|
Older meeting materials may be requested by submitting a public records request.
About the Historic Preservation Board
Pinellas County enjoys a rich and diverse culture and historic past. The historical, cultural, and aesthetic heritage is among its most valued assets. Few urban areas today boast such unique perspectives of the past. Because of widespread growth and redevelopment in recent years, it is critical to the future of our county that we preserve and maintain significant elements of its history where possible. The Pinellas County Comprehensive Plan provides a foundation for the county’s historic preservation policy.
The Historic Preservation Board welcomes input from all citizens and the perspectives of those who can continue to enhance the rich heritage of Pinellas County.
If you have comments, questions, ideas, or concerns, contact us at email@example.com or call
Pinellas County Planning at (727) 464-8200.
- Historic Preservation Board Rules of Procedure
- Historic Resources Site Maps/Database
- Historical Preservation Code/Ordinances
- Old Palm Harbor Design Review Manual
- Parking Information
Designating Sites as Landmarks
Each year, the board identifies buildings and sites that it will recommend for designation as landmarks to the Board of County Commissioners.
Following designation as a landmark, staff work with property owners who may wish to rehabilitate their homes or make alterations.
Unincorporated Pinellas Preservation Ad Valorem Tax Credit Application Form (1/2019)
Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)
A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is a document stating that the proposed work is appropriate for the historic district and meets local code criteria.
- Applications can now be submitted online.
- COA Review Process
- If you require a paper application, fill out the COA Application Form
Learn More About Historic Preservation
- History Comes Alive
- History & Cultural Museums / Educational Centers
- Pinellas County Historic Sites App
- Including Your Property on the Pinellas County Historical Sites Map
- Chronological Mileposts in the History of the Pinellas Peninsula
- Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Florida
- Historical Countywide Cultural Resource Study
- Pinellas County Historical Background
- Historic Preservation Task Force Report