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::  The City of Miami welcomes you to the historic preservation program website. The historic preservation program promotes the identification, evaluation, rehabilitation, adaptive use, and restoration of the City's historic, architectural, and archeological heritage. The preservation program is regulated in Chapter 23 of the City Code.

This website features detailed information about the City's locally designated
historic sites and districts; the process and criteria related to the designation of historic sites and districts; and Design Guidelines and Standards for obtaining Certificates of Appropriateness (COA) for new construction, alterations, additions, relocations, or demolitions within a historic site, district, or archeological zone.

As you tour the website, view the unique built environment that illustrates the City's history, distinctive architecture, and cultural diversity, and learn ways to preserve and protect Miami's irreplaceable and invaluable cultural resources.

The City of Miami's Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB) has adopted the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation as the foundation for decisions regarding modifications to historic buildings. The "Standards" encourage the retention and preservation of historic buildings by respecting architectural design, materials, and workmanship.

The HEPB has also adopted special standards and guidelines to provide more specific information to property owners about particular items and issues. The design guidelines include both general information applicable to all designated historic buildings, and supplemental information developed for specific historic districts, such as Morningside and MiMo/Biscayne Boulevard.

Please visit our Planning and Zoning Historic Guidelines web pages for more information.
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