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, Maryland and National Historic Properties and Districts.
Meetings of the LPC are generally held on the second Thursday of the month excluding August and December. A tentative agenda is available a week before the meeting.
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.
Current Term Expires
Council District 5
Rob Brennan, AIA
Council District 1
Faith Nevins Hawks
Council District 3
Ed Hord, FAIA
Mitchell J. Kellman
Stephen P. Myer
Council District 6
Council District 7
Qutub U.K. Syed, AIA
Council District 4
Council District 2
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 Landmarks Preservation Commission has further agreed to operate by procedures as follows:
- Notice of Procedures for Testifying before the Landmarks Preservation Commission (PDF)
- Consent Agenda Notice (PDF)
Contact Historic Preservation by calling 410-887-3495 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.