Contact: (337) 291-7193
Individual property owners and neighborhoods visit the Planning Division to request assistance with the protection, enhancement and perpetuation of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures, and works of public art having a special historic, cultural or aesthetic significance, interest, or value.
The Planning Division provides assistance to individuals, neighborhoods and groups to help with information covering all aspects of protecting, maintaining, and rehabilitating historic buildings and other historic assets.
Property owners who wish to have their property or series of properties nominated for a Landmark or District designation, may do so by submitting an Application for Historic Nomination.
Criteria for Designation
(a) Criteria for Designation
A Historic District or Landmark should be 50 years old and exhibit one or more of the following characteristics:
Lafayette Historic Register (Updated: 1/18/2024)
All correspondence with Historic Preservation Commission members must be directed through the Community Development and Planning Department. Should anyone need to speak to a Historic Preservation Commissioner prior to a public forum, contact the Planning Division and the message will be relayed to the appropriate Commission Member. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 PM, at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 101 Jefferson Street, First Floor Multipurpose Room, unless otherwise noted.