Athens-Clarke County presently has a total of 12 local historic districts and 44 individual local historic landmarks. In order to protect the historic character of these properties (whether part of a district or individually recognized as a landmark), a Certificate of Appropriateness is required prior to making exterior changes to a property.
Follow the links below to learn more about historic designations, Certificates of Appropriateness and the benefits of preservation. Click on the link for the Historic Preservation Commission to learn about their duties, members and meeting schedule.
If you can't find the information you're looking for regarding historic preservation in Athens, submit a question and we'll get back to you.
Historic Preservation Commission Annual Report
Presented below is an analysis of the efforts from the the 2016 Historic Preservation Commission. We have provided statistics of cases that came before the board, a case study in preservation and training information. Our goal is to keep the public up to date on preservation matters, if you have any further questions please contact our preservation staff.