Historic Preservation Commission

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The City of Muskogee's Historic Preservation Commission is comprised of a maximum of nine members with no less than five members to be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The terms of members shall be for three years. The purpose of the Commission is intended to promote the education, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public, through the protection, enhancement, perpetuation, and use of structures and areas of historic, architectural or cultural significance. The Commission meets at least four times per year, in public and open meetings or as deemed necessary to perform the required duties of the Commission. A few duties of the Commission include: • To designate a structure, site, object, area or district as a historic property or historic district • To issue or deny a certificate of appropriateness for a request for a building permit, demolition permit or moving permit for a historic property or for any structure within a historic preservation district. The complete Historic Preservation Article with a complete list of Duties and Powers of the Commission can be downloaded from below.