The Landmark Commission promotes preservation issues of importance in the City of DeKalb. It is are charged with discussing, deliberating and taking action on preservation issues within the City. Historic buildings play a special role in creating the distinctive character of each and every community. Their essential legacy of cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, social, and environmental benefits must be preserved for present and future generations.
The Landmark Commission is comprised of seven members, with each member appointed by the Mayor generally serving for a three-year term.
Meetings of the Landmark Commission (LC) are held as needed.
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Reviewing nominations of historic and architecturally significant properties to the National Register of Historic Places
- Promoting local historic districts and landmarks
- Working with preservation education for the City of DeKalb
- Aiding in the coordination of public and private events that have to do with historic preservation and education of the public, owners of historic landmarks, residents of historic areas, and other interested parties
- Membership pending
DeKalb Historic District Maps
Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Rehabilitation
Presentation: Historic Preservation Tax Incentives
Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits for Income-Producing Buildings
Property Tax Assessment Freeze for Owner-Occupied Residential Buildings
Historic Preservation Financial Incentives
Self-Guided Walking Tours of DeKalb (pdf) - to be updated soon
To learn more about the Landmarks Commission, please refer to Municipal Code Chapter 44.