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Historic Preservation

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About Us

The Historic Preservation office is located on the 16th floor of City Hall. The office works with the Historic Preservation Commission to oversee the Kansas City Register – a list of historically significant districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects. The office may be reached at (816) 513-2902 or

How to I find out if my Property is on the Register of Historic Places?

Before obtaining a building permit, you must determine the property’s Historical Significance. To find out if your property is listed on the Kansas City Register of Historic Places, you can search by address on the Online Mapping (Parcel Viewer).

My property is on the Historic Register, what do I do next?

Helpful Tools

Supplements to Urban Design Guidelines

Historic Preservation Commission Forms and Schedules

Historic Preservation Commission Initiatives

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