Joint Historic Preservation Commission
The Joint Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC) is made up of nine members appointed by the County Commissioners and meets at 4:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the Community Services Building's First Floor Conference Room. View meeting minutes.
The JHPC reviews applications for Local Historic Landmark Designations, which are buildings, sites, structures or objects that have historic significance - either culturally or architecturally. Currently, there are 21 properties in Transylvania County that hold this prestigious designation as a local historic landmark.
The State of NC has Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings that local designations must follow and the JHPC administers a Certificate of Appropriateness Application. Designated property owners are eligible for a 50% deferral of annual property taxes.