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Landmark Petitions

Local Landmark designation protects a historic resource from physical changes. We have information below about filing Landmark Petitions.

Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnExterior — and in some cases interior — changes must be reviewed and approved by a Commission to:

  • pending and designated Individual Landmarks, and
  • to properties within Local Historic Districts.

Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnWe approve thoughtful change that follows guidelines more quickly. Occupancy and use are not subject to review. We will not issue construction permits for work on designated properties without Commission approval. 

We have a this list of designated and pending landmarks, and denied or demolished historic properties. Contact for further information.

Chronological List of submitted petitions

Still have questions? Contact:
Landmarks Commission
1 City Hall Square
Room 709 Environment Dept.
Boston, MA 02201

How to designate a Landmark or District

Petitioners must meet with the Landmarks Commission Executive Director before starting a petition. Please email BLC@boston.govXổ số may mắn hàng tuần to set up a meeting. 

Petitioners take an active role in the process:

Before your meeting, find out as much as you can about the history of the resource you'd like to landmark. For guidance, please review our research and technical assistance resources.

In general, the process to Landmark a significant historic resource begins with a complete petition. This petition must be signed by 10 registered Boston voters. A Landmarks Commissioner or the Mayor can also submit a petition. 


  • Local Landmark designation, and
  • listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

National Register listing recognizes history, but does not protect it.