Historic Preservation Commission

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The Historic Preservation Commission reviews and acts upon all applications for certificates of appropriateness; reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on proposals for designation of historic districts, amendments to boundaries of existing historic districts, and repeal of existing historic districts; cooperates with property owners and City agencies and departments to develop preservation solutions and plans; furthers the historic preservation efforts in the city; makes recommendations for the listing of a historical district or site in the National Register of Historic Places.

The meetings are typically on the third Wednesday of each month, but are subject to change.

Before you make plans to attend, confirm date, time, and location by reviewing the official schedule here.


Municipal Services Center 1551 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa 50317

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