About Historic Preservation Permits

approvedprojectA Historic Preservation (HP) Permit is the official document issued by the Tulsa Preservation Commission to approve proposed work to historic properties.

Once the TPC reviews the proposed work and finds that it meets the Unified Design Guidelines, a Historic Preservation Permit is issued and the property owner may begin the work.

Any exterior alterations or repair, new construction, or demolition within a historic preservation zoned neighborhood must be approved first by the Tulsa Preservation Commission or its staff.

Under certain conditions, TPC Staff can issue a HP Permit without requiring a review by the Commission. There are also some exemptions to the HP Permit process, which Staff would be happy to discuss with you.

To start the process of obtaining a Historic Preservation Permit, contact TPC Staff.