Historic Preservation Commission

Boards, Commissions & Committees

Historic Preservation Commission

The commission works to preserve and protect the city's historic properties because of their educational, cultural, historical, and economic value. The commission also hopes to foster civic pride in these community assets.

Seven city residents make up the Historic Preservation Commission. The Commission was established in 1990 and has legislative authorization.

Commission Responsibilities

  • Identifying, evaluating, and designating properties significant in the history, architecture, engineering, and culture of the community, state, and nation.
  • Retaining and enhancing historic properties while allowing their adaptation for current use by assuring that alterations are compatible with their historic character.
  • Assuring that new construction and subdivision of lots in designated historic districts complies with the standards of the Land Development Code.

Meeting Schedule and Location

The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Commission Chambers, City Hall, at 225 4th Street North, Fargo. Meetings are broadcast live on cable channel TV Fargo 56 and can be seen live at They are rebroadcast each Thursday at 8 a.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m.

People with disabilities who plan to attend the meeting and need special accommodations should contact the Planning and Development Department or call us at 701.241.1474 or TDD at 701.241.8258. Please contact us at least 48 hours before the meeting to give our staff adequate time to make arrangements.

See Section 20-0804 of the Land Development Code for the full legislative authorization of the Commission.