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Historic Preservation Ordinances

A Model Historic District Ordinance for Local Governments in Pennsylvania

2005
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission maintains a sample historic district ordinance based on the authorization established in the Historic District Act of 1961. Contact PHMC to learn more: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 400 North Street Harrisburg, PA 17120 Phone (717) 783-8946 Fax (717) 772-0920
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Heritage Conservation Districts Ordinance

1999
Organizations/Sources: City of Lancaster
The City of Lancaster's ordinance establishing a Heritage Conservation District per Act 167.
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Historic Districts Ordinance

2005
Organizations/Sources: West Pikeland Township
Historic districts and resource overlay ordinances
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Historic Preservation Guidelines – for the Preservation, Promotion and Regulation of Historic Resources

2009
Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County Planning Commission
This is a menu of components to be used in preparation of local historic preservation ordinances. Each component is a model that can stand alone or be used in combination with one or all the other components. Each model component provides options for municipalities for administration.
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Historic Preservation Ordinance

2003
Organizations/Sources: East Goshen Township
Sample historic preservation ordinance to establish a clear process by which proposed land use changes affecting historic resources can be reviewed.
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Historic Resource Protection Standards Ordinance

1989
Sample historic resource protection standards ordinance.
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Local Regulation for Historic Preservation

2011
Authors: John Snook and Andrew M. Loza
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Local municipal regulations can provide substantial protection to historic resources, preserving their contributions to cultural vitality and helping communities maintain quality of life.
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Model Language for Historic Preservation Regulations

Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County
Sample historic preservation regulations based on the Municipalities Planning Code
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Sample Historic Preservation Ordinance

This ordinance is merely a model and should only be used as a guide in developing your own ordinance. PSATS encourages you to review and discuss all proposed ordinances with your solicitor. Also, please understand that we cannot guarantee that this ordinance will withstand a court challenge.
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