Community residents make up the largest constituent group for historic preservation in the District of Columbia. As homeowners, volunteers, and advocates for the quality of life in their neighborhoods, residents sustain community life and preserve thousands of historic buildings through their own efforts and commitment.
The Historic Preservation Office can help District residents in several ways. HPO provides information about historic homes and communities, gives guidance about home construction, expedites building permit reviews, offers limited financial assistance, and supports community preservation projects.
About Historic Properties
Getting Advice about Home Construction and Building Permits