Historic District Council

The mission of the Historic District Council is to preserve and protect the architectural heritage of the City of Fernandina Beach as set forth in the City’s Charter and Land Development Code.

The Historic District Council (HDC) of the City of Fernandina Beach, FL, was established to be the City’s primary agency responsible for furthering historic preservation within the city. There are five (5) regular members and two (2) alternate members, all appointed by the City Commission, acting upon recommendations of the Historic District Council. The term of office is three (3) years. Members serve at the pleasure of the City Commission.

The Council functions to protect sites of historical and architectural significance by acting as a design-review board for exterior alterations, repairs, moving or demolition of structures or historic landscape features within the city's local historic districts. The purpose of the review process is to ensure that any proposed changes are compatible with existing historic features in terms of design, texture, material, siting and location.

The members of the Historic District Council are city residents whose interests, backgrounds and experience, taken together, provide the City with expert advice on matters pertaining to the preservation of districts and specific buildings of the City that reflect elements of its cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history.

The HDC consists of seven members – five (5) voting members, two (2) alternate members.

Meetings are held in the City Commission Chambers on the third Thursday of every month at 5:00 pm.

Click Here for Historic District Council agendas and minutes.  

 If you would like more information, please contact the staff coordinator.