In 1967, the Indiana State Legislature passed State Statute IC 36-7-11.1 which established and empowered the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) to preserve the character and fabric of historically significant areas and structures for all present and future citizens of Marion County, Indiana. The IHPC accomplishes this task by protecting areas through local designation and through providing technical assistance on the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures or areas.
The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) is a nine-member board appointed by the executive and legislative body of the consolidated city, with design and zoning review jurisdiction in the locally designated historic districts and conservation districts. Since 1976, the IHPC has had a professional staff that functions as a division of the Department of Metropolitan Development of the City of Indianapolis. The IHPC provides design and zoning review and approval for locally designated historic districts, conservation areas, and individually designated properties.
Click here to see more Before and After photos from IHPC districts.
Looking for an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness? COA Application.pdf
Wondering how district designation might impact property values? Click here for a study by Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana.
Save the Windows... and Save Your Money! This website by the National Trust for Historic Preservation offers information and suggestions for salvaging and repairing historic windows.
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Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission
City-County Building200 E. Washington St.Suite 1801Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: (317) 327- 4406Fax: (317) 327- 4407
Frequently Asked Questions
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