Established as a part of the County government in 1976, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approves the inclusion of historic properties along with their Historic Environmental Settings (HES) on the Preliminary Landmarks List and the formation of County historic districts. The LPC also approves exterior alterations affecting any structures on the Preliminary or Final Baltimore County Landmarks List and all developments including exterior alterations, within County historic districts. Learn more about Baltimore County and National Historic Properties and Districts.
Rules of Procedure
The Commission operates under the authority, standards, and requirements of Title 7 of Article 32 in Baltimore County law, and uses, for guidance in its decision-making, the Rules of Procedure, Historic Guidelines and Regulations and Resolutions as follows:
- Rules of Procedure (PDF)
- Historic Guidelines and Regulations (PDF)
- Resolution for Recognition and Protection of Sites Related to Slavery (PDF)
- Resolution Adopting Procedures for Delineating Historic Environmental Settings (PDF)
- Resolution Endorsing Protection of the North Point Battlefield (PDF)
- Resolution Establishing Procedures and Principles on Requests for Postponement of Items (PDF)
- Resolution Establishing Procedures for the Receipt and Scheduling of Landmark List Nominations (PDF)
- Resolution Adopting Procedures for Implementing Approval of County Tax Credit Applications (PDF)
The LPC has further agreed to operate by procedures as follows:
- Notice of Procedures for Testifying before the Landmarks Preservation Commission (PDF)
- Consent Agenda Notice (PDF)
The LPC usually meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, excluding August and December. For questions regarding the cancellation of a meeting, contact the Department of Planning, Preservation Services by calling 410-887-3495.
Applications for projects located in County Historic Districts, or for structures on the Preliminary or Final Landmarks List, must be submitted with all required materials at least two weeks before the meeting.
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To view upcoming meeting details and documents, select from the list below. View the full 2021 calendar.
|Date||Submittal Dates||Location||Meeting Documents|
|December 26, 2019||Jefferson Building, Room 104|
|January 30||Jefferson Building, Room 104|
|February 27||Jefferson Building, Room 104|
|April 1||Jefferson Building, Room 104|
|April 30||Watch the recording.|
|May 28||Watch the recording.|
|June 25||Watch the recording.|
|August 27||Watch the recording.|
|September 24||Watch the recording.|
|October 29||Watch the recording.|
The LPC consists of 15 volunteer members, each of whom, as required by Section 3-3-1202 of the County Code, "shall possess demonstrated interest, knowledge or training in historic preservation, history, architecture, conservation or related disciplines." Each member of the County Council appoints an LPC member from the respective council district, and the County Executive appoints the remaining eight members. LPC members serve a maximum of three consecutive four-year terms. They may continue to serve after their term expires until their successors are appointed. The members elect the Chair and Vice Chair annually in the Commission’s meeting in January. Apply for a vacancy online.
|Name||Date Appointed||Current Term Expires||Appointed By|
|John Holman||07/01/2019||06/30/2023||Council District 5|
|Vincent Johnson||11/05/2019||06/30/2023||Executive appointment|
|Rob Brennan, AIA|
|06/01/2008||06/30/2021||Council District 1|
|Faith Nevins Hawks||09/21/2016||06/30/2021||At-large representative |
|Marina Novaes||11/01/2019||06/30/2022||Executive appointment|
|Wendy McIver||09/01/2016||06/30/2020||Council District 3|
|Ed Hord, FAIA||02/05/2013||06/30/2023||Architect|
|Mitchell J. Kellman|
|Stephen P. Myer||08/27/2012||06/30/2023||Agriculture|
|Cathryn Pinheiro||02/13/2019||12/31/2020||Planning Board|
|Jon Schmidt||04/16/2019||6/30/2022||Council District 6|
|Raymond Scott||2/20/2019||06/30/2023||Council District 7|
|Qutub U.K. Syed, AIA||09/01/2003||06/30/2013||Council District 4|
|David Thaler||12/04/2019||6/30/2020||Executive appointment|
|Christopher Weston||7/1/2019||6/30/2022||Council District 2|