post-title Historic District Guides

Historic District Guides

Historic District Guides

Historic District Guides

Thank you for calling Downtown Frederick home! By choosing to live here, you are a key part of keeping our city’s historic buildings great.

Whether you’re a home owner, renter, business owner or simply someone who loves Downtown Frederick, you understand that this city’s wealth of historic buildings is what sets our community apart. To help answer some of the most common questions about the historic district, the City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission and Downtown Frederick Partnership have created a series of general guides for residents, merchants and contractors who live and work here.

While these guides tackle many of the basics, we know that each project is unique. If you ever have questions, the City of Frederick Planning staff is always happy to help! The City strives to safeguard its historical and cultural heritage through the preservation of historic sites, structures and districts. We are thankful for the participation of the community in helping us preserve and protect our historic city.

Before starting your next project, take a few minutes to review the Frederick Town Historic District Design Guidelines. Visit for the complete guidelines, or contact us for more information.

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Download Downtown Frederick Residents Historic District Guide

Download Downtown Frederick Contractors Historic District Guide

Download Downtown Frederick Merchants Historic District Guide