The Preservation Committee reviews and comments on applications for historic sites or districts. Once a local landmark has been designated by the Board of Supervisors, the Committee reviews all changes (other than routine maintenance) to the exterior of the building of site. The Committee also serves to educate Chesterfield County property owners about proper treatment of historic buildings.
Congress in 1966 passed the National Historic Preservation Act to officially recognize important historic properties at both the state and national levels. Contact the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for more information regarding listing a property on these registers and any associated incentives for doing so.