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Historical Commission Services

The Metropolitan Historical and Historic Zoning Commissions work together to preserve, protect, and document the history, historic places, buildings and neighborhoods of Davidson County through education, technical assistance, and advocacy.

The Historic Zoning Commission issues Preservation Permits for alterations, additions, new construction, demolition, and moving structures within the locally designated historic preservation and neighborhood conservation districts. For more information about which actions require a permit in which district, see Districts and Design Guidelines.

The Historical Marker program is one of the Historical Commission's longest-running and most successful programs.

The Historical Commission works with local property owners and others interested in our community's architectural history to identify and nominate significant properties to the National Register of Historic Places.

Additionally, we host a variety of events and programs throughout the year.

Are you interested in designating a historic tree? Learn more about the Historic and Specimen Trees Program from Public Works.

Have additional questions? Call us at 615-862-7970.