Historic District Commission

historic photoThe Historic District Commission consists of five members appointed by the Commissioners of St. Michaels for a term of three years.

The Historic District Commission meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at the Town Office.

Under a specific set of regulations and guidelines, the Commission is required by law to review the appropriateness of most exterior architectural design changes, additions, new construction and demolition.

The St. Michaels Historic District was created in 1972 to safeguard the heritage of the Town of St. Michaels by protecting and preserving buildings, structures, sites, objects, public ways and views located in the town that reflect the Town’s cultural, social, political, and architectural history. The preservation of the above elements serves not only to protect the educational, cultural, and economic values of the Town and its citizens, but also to promote these values to the public.

Unless notice is given of an alternative venue, all meetings are held at the Edgar M. Bosley Building (Town Office), at 300 Mill Street. 410-745-9535

Historic District Design Guidelines 2021
Historic District Commission Information & Application Packet (Complete)
HDC Summary Application Procedure
HDC Application
HDC Proposed Materials Checklist
HDC Sign Agreement (Not in use during COVID-19)
HDC Administrative Fees
Historic District Commission Brochure
HDC Rules of Procedures
HDC Submittal Deadlines

For information on the The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties click here.

For information on the Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program click here.

Members Term Ending
James L. Fulton III, Chair 12/31/2022
Walda du Priest Brandt 12/31/2023
Glenn Fong 12/31/2023
Lesley Potter Walters 12/31/2022
Debora Alms 12/31/2024

The following is a list of minutes for past Historic District Commission meetings occurring in St. Michaels. AUDIO recordings are posted a few days after the meeting (Effective 2/13/20.) Official minutes are added when approved by the Historic District Commission at the next month’s meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Office at 410-745-9535 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

1-6-22 Video
12-2-21 Video; 12-2-21 Audio
11-4-21 Video; 11-4-21 Audio; 11-4-21 Approved Minutes
10-7-21 Video; 10-7-21 Audio; 10-7-21 Approved Minutes
9-15-21 Video; 9-15-21 Audio; 9-15-21 Approved Minutes
9-2-21 Video; 9-2-21 Audio; 9-2-21 Approved Minutes
8-5-21 Video; 8-5-21 Audio; 8-5-21 Approved Minutes
7-1-21 Video; 7-1-21 Audio; 7-1-21 Approved Minutes
6-3-21 Video; 6-3-21 Audio; 6-3-21 Approved Minutes
5-6-21 Video; 5-6-21 Audio;5-6-21 Approved Minutes
4-1-21 Video; 4-1-21 Audio; 4-1-21 Approved Minutes
3-4-21 Video; 3-4-21 Audio; 3-4-21 Approved Minutes
2-4-21 Video; 2-4-21 Audio; 2-4-21 Approved Minutes
1-7-21 Video; 1-7-21 Audio; 1-7-21 Approved Minutes
12-3-20 Video; 12-3-20 Audio; 12-3-20 Approved Minutes
11-5-20 Video; 11-5-20 Audio; 11-5-20 Approved Minutes
10-1-20 Video; 10-1-20 Audio; 10-1-20 Approved Minutes
9-3-20 Video; 9-3-20 Audio; 9-3-20 Approved Minutes
7-29-20 Video; 7-29-20 Audio; 7-29-20 Approved Minutes
6-30-20 Video; (Audio minute malfunction); 6-30-20 Approved Minutes
5-18-20 Audio; 5-18-20 Approved Minutes
3-5-20 Audio; 3-5-20 Approved Minutes
2-6-20 Audio (Part 1) 2-6-20 Audio (Part 2); 2-6-20 Approved Minutes
9-20-18 Workshop