Every historic building has its own character and relates to its surrounding neighborhood in a different way. Because of this, the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission uses a set of design review guidelines to guide them in making reasonable and consistent decisions regarding how proposed changes will affect the overall historic character of a building and its neighborhood.


Complete Guide To Design Review

Complete guide to design review including the process, historical district information, and regulations

Commission By-Laws

By-Laws for the operation of the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission

Guide To Purchasing Property

Information, guidelines, and reasons why to purchase property in a historic district

Quick Reference Design Guidelines

A brief review of major guidelines and regulations to home design within historic districts


Regulations for applications and approval processes through the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission

RELATED LINKS:  Building Permits, Codes & Ordinances, Zoning

  • Phone:


  • Address:

    Historic Preservation Office

    City Hall, 2nd Floor

    308 Fountain Circle,

    Huntsville, Alabama 35801

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  • Email:


    Katie Stamps

    Historic Preservation Planner

  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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