The Historic Preservation Board is appointed by the City Council. The Board is comprised of 7 local residents who may include contractors, architects, archaeologists, designers, or engineers. Most board members own historic homes themselves so they are more than familiar with the labor of love and will work with the applicant through the process.
Board decisions are based on the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings and the Mount Dora Historic Preservation Guidelines. The Board cannot base its decisions on a subjective taste level or a personal attitude toward your project.
The Historic Preservation Board meets on the last Wednesday of every month in the City Hall Board Room, located on the first floor of City Hall, 510 N. Baker Street. The meetings start at 5:30 p.m. Applications are due by the first Monday of the month.