City of Springfield, Illinois

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Historic Preservation

The Springfield Historic Sites Commission seeks to assist in preserving the landmarked buildings and historic properties that are important links to Springfield’s past and increase awareness of the need for historic preservation throughout the City.

Upon recommendation of the Historic Sites Commission and approval by the City Council, an owner of a property designated as a historic landmark, or lying within a designated historic district, may be eligible for additional assistance such as property tax rebates under §101.50 of the City Code.

For more information on the Springfield Historic Sites Commission, please contact the Office of Planning and Economic Development at info.OPED@springfield.il.us or call 217.789.2377.


    Guidelines and Incentives

    Resources

 

Historic Sites Commission

You can find the Historic Sites Commission in the list on the Boards and Commissions page.

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Property owners may also be eligible to receive State and Federal incentives for rehabilitation of historic properties including property tax freezes and preservation tax credits. For more information on these programs, visit the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency’s Financial Incentives website.

Landmarks Illinois

Landmarks Illinois is a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization founded in 1971, and is the state’s leading voice for historic preservation. The organization has established a variety of programs to facilitate, educate and promote historic preservation. Landmarks Illinois also maintains an extensive database of preservation resources, including incentives and grant, architects, consultants and other professional services. For more information, check out their website.

    Gallery of Historic Sites