The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.
Local Historic District Identifier
Determine If Your Property Is Located In A Local Historic District
Wake County and the City of Raleigh's Online Mapping Service iMAPS is a quick way to determine if your property is located in a local historic district:
- In the right margin select Search by "Address."
- Enter your street number in the space provided.
- Begin typing your street name in the space provided. It should display possibibilities up as you type. Click on the correct address - the search should automatically begin. If not press "enter" or click the magnifying glass to search.
- When you are able to view your property, click on "Show Additional Layers on Map" at the bottom of the right panel.
- Scroll down to "Raleigh Overlay Districts" under "Planning." Select "Overlay Districts" and "General Historic Overlay District." Properties within the district will now be covered in a hatched layer.
The City of Raleigh has additional guidance on using iMaps here.
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Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)
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