Our Mission

The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.


Rehabilitation of a qualified historic property may be eligible for significant financial benefits:


Property Tax Deferral for Local Landmarks

Private-sector owners of residential property may be eligible for financial incentives upon designation of an historic resource. To further preservation goals, local landmark designation may be accompanied by Raleigh and Wake County property tax benefits in the form of a 50% property tax deferral for the owner. Landmark designation is accompanied by preservation obligations as outlined in North Carolina General Statutes 160A-400.1 through 400.14  and Raleigh City Code


Rehabilitation Tax Credits

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

Oberlin Village was designated a General Historic Overlay District (HOD-G) on February 6, 2018.  READ MORE