History Property / District Designation


To recognize and protect individual properties and groups of properties (districts) with architectural and historical significance.


Properties eligible for designation include those that have historic, cultural, or architectural value to the city and region. Properties or districts already listed on the National Register or Georgia Register are presumed to meet the criteria for local designation.


Applications for designation may be submitted by a property owner or group of owners, preservation organization, historical society, or neighborhood association. The Planning Commission provides staff services to the Historic Preservation Commission. Application forms are available from the:
Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission
525 Telfair St.
Augusta, GA 30901
Ph: (706) 821-1796

Already Designated

Six individual properties and three districts have already been designated under the ordinance.

Designation Process

The basic steps in the designation process are:
  1. Application for Designation is filed with Historic Preservation Commission
  2. Historic Preservation Commission prepares a report on the proposed designation
  3. Historic Preservation Commission notifies affected property owner(s) and residents about the public meeting on the proposed designation
  4. Historic Preservation Commission holds a public meeting on the proposed designation
  5. Historic Preservation Commission transmits a recommendation on designation to the Augusta Commission
  6. Augusta Commission votes on proposed designation
  7. Historic Preservation Commission notifies affected property owners and residents of designation approval