The JHPC reviews applications for Local Historic Landmark Designations, which are buildings, sites, structures or objects that have historic significance - either culturally or architecturally.  Currently, there are 21 properties in Transylvania County that hold this prestigious designation as a local historic landmark. 

The State of NC has Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings that local designations must follow and the JHPC administers a Certificate of Appropriateness Application.  Designated property owners are eligible for a 50% deferral of annual property taxes.

The Joint Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC) is made up of nine members appointed by the County Commissioners and meets at 4:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the Community Services Building's First Floor Conference Room.

    Other agencies that also preserve our cultural heritage include:


    Meeting Minutes

    2017: JHPC Annual Report Presentation 2017

    2016:  JHPC Annual Report Presentation 2016