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Historic Preservation

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Miami-Dade County oversees 135 individually designated historic sites, 45 archaeological sites and zones, and eight historic districts.

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The Office of Historic Preservation is conducting a comprehensive review of historic locations and buildings built after 1940.

People at Dadeland Mall in the 1960s

The Office of Historic Preservation preserves and protects Miami-Dade County’s cultural, historical, architectural and archaeological resources.

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Miami-Dade County's journey from early 20th-century wood-frame pioneer construction to the futurism of Art Deco and into Miami Modern.

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The Historic Preservation Board meets almost every month to review applications, designations and other preservation matters.

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A schedule of upcoming historic preservation meetings and events.

Venetian Pool

The Ad-Valorem Tax Exemption is an incentive intended to encourage the rehabilitation and maintenance of historic structures.

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These design review guidelines are an invaluable resource to the owners and stewards of historic properties.

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Certificates of Appropriateness (COA) and Certificates to Dig (CTD) for historically designated properties, or properties within historic districts.

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The Office of Historic Preservation is conducting a Historic Heritage Survey, a comprehensive review of historic locations and buildings from 1941 to 1981. This is your chance to share with us the places and structures from that era that are important to you or your community

The PastForward Conference is for historic preservationists nationwide, to come together to deepen and further their practice of saving, sustaining, and interpreting historical places.

Miami-Dade County celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize the contributions, culture, sacrifices, history, and legacy of Hispanic Americans.

About Us

The Office of Historic Preservation preserves and protects Miami-Dade County’s cultural, historical, architectural and archaeological resources through historic designations, site management and monitoring, public education, and by finding creative solutions and economic incentives for historic preservation efforts.

Historic Preservation is a critical county function that helps communities maintain a higher quality of life by preserving its cultural heritage and historic resources for future generations; establishing a context for future development; encouraging green building practices and sustainable growth; and providing economic development through heritage tourism.