Recovery Help for Historic Properties-Post Hurricane Irma:

The City of Jacksonville Planning and Development Department is here to help our citizens. Certificate of Appropriateness' (COAs) for post-Hurricane Irma restoration and recovery can generally be processed administratively without any fees applied. If you have suffered damage due to Hurricane Irma, please contact the Historic Preservation Section staff (see below). Reminder: all exterior work in the local historic districts requires a COA. If you have work unrelated to disaster recovery all requests will be processed as normal. See below for information about the Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) process.

The Community Planning Division, Historic Preservation Section (HPS) coordinates the City's historic preservation program. This program includes review of work in local historic districts and impacts to local landmarks through the Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) process as part of the Historic Preservation Element as part of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan.  

The element defines the City’s role in addressing historic preservation issues and concerns. This Element identified one goal: 'It shall be the goal of the City of Jacksonville to identify, document, protect, and preserve its archaeological, historic, architectural, and cultural resources. Instilling public awareness of those resources shall be a part of that effort.'  One step chosen by Jacksonville and utilized by many other municipalities in the local planning process to meet such a goal is being accepted in the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program administered by the FloridaDepartment of State. Through local designation and historic preservation efforts, the City works to protect our history for future generations.

Here are a few links that may help you with your historic home post Hurricane Irma:

Keep Loving Your Flooded Historic Building
Apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance
Information on Hiring a Licensed Contractor
Disaster Recovery Assistance for Historic Properties

See below for Historic Preservation Section contact info***

HPS also provides administrative support to the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission, responsible for review of certain COA applications and for recommending the designation of local landmarks and districts to the City Council.  As part of the CLG specifications, the Historic Preservation Staff and Commission are required to report annual activities.

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Jacksonville Historic Preservation Section and Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission Annual Reports:
Fiscal Years 2003-2014 

Below are a few websites that should be helpful to you.


Historic Preservation Section
Planning and Development Department
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-7859
Fax:  (904) 255-7885