Regularly Scheduled Meetings
Third Tuesday each month, 6:30 p.m.
City Commission Meeting Room
Decatur City Hall
509 N. McDonough St.
(There are no meetings in January or July.)
Trent Myers (Chair), Debbie Fritz (Vice Chair), Thomas Ingram, Sharan Martin, Karen Soorikian, Lisa Turner, Jessica VanLanduyt
About the Historic Preservation Commission
The Commission was established by local ordinance to ensure that renovations and new construction in Decatur's five Local Historic Districts are consistent with the character of the neighborhood. The five districts are the McDonough-Adams-King's Highway District, Ponce de Leon Court, Old Decatur, Parkwood, and the Clairemont Historic District.
The Commission must approve exterior projects to homes located within these districts by issuing a Certificate of Appropriateness before a building permit can be issued. Some projects may be administratively approved through the issuance of a Certificate of Exemption. The Historic Preservation Commission is staffed by Sean Yates, Planner. Call 404-371-8386, or e-mail Sean.Yates@decaturga.com
HPC Agendas and Meeting Minutes
Forms/Guidelines/Ordinances for Local Historic Districts
Ordinances and Design Guidelines
- Design Guidelines for Decatur (Clairemont included)
- MAK Handbook
- Ponce de Leon Court Guidelines
- Old Decatur Guidelines
- Historic Preservation Ordinance Chapter 58
- Georgia Preservation Act
More information and resources on historic preservation in Decatur can be found on the Historic Decatur pages of our website. Go to our Historic Decatur web pages.