Historic Preservation Commission

Regular Meetings

The Montpelier Historic Preservation Commission meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM in the City Manager's Conference Room.

The MHPC receives limited staff support by the Department of Planning and Community Development.


The MHPC can have no less than 3 or no more than 7 members, as appointed by the City Council for terms of 3 years. Members must reside in Montpelier and have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation, whether as professionals or lay persons. To the extent possible, at least a majority of the members should be professionals from the disciplines of history, archaeology, architectural history, architecture, and historical architecture. Members representing other historic preservation related disciplines, such as urban planning, American studies, American civilization, cultural geography, or cultural anthropology, and lay members are encouraged.

When a discipline is not represented on the commission, the commission must seek the assistance of the Division in obtaining the necessary expertise when considering National Register nominations and other actions that will impact properties which are normally evaluated by a professional in such discipline.

About the Commission

The Montpelier Historic Preservation Commission's main role is planning and advocacy for the protection and appreciation of Montpelier's historic and architecturally significant resources. How this is to be accomplished is a broad charge. The creation of the MHPC and commitment to the preservation of historic resources enabled the City of Montpelier to become a Certified Local Government (CLG) in 2004. The CLG program provides technical assistance and funding for a wide variety of projects including surveys, National Register nominations, design guidelines, educational programs, training, etc.

The Commission recently completed a long standing project to update the City's National Register Historic District. The update amended the boundary to include an additional thirty-six historic resources and updated previously documented resources for the entire district.  The revised nomination and map are included below;