The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 assigns the National Register of Historic Places a central role in recognizing buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects significant in American history, archeology, architecture, engineering, or culture, and identifying them as worthy of preservation.

Savannah is also committed to preserving its rich history. One way historic preservation can be achieved is through the designation of local historic districts. As one of the oldest planned cities in the United States, Savannah’s historic resources give the area its unique character, create a sense of place, and contribute significantly to the high quality of life residents enjoy.

The information found in the links below outline the steps on how to become a National Register District or a Local Historic District.