Landmarks Commission

Situated within the Office of Historic Preservation, The Landmarks Commission (BLC) and the ten local historic district commissions are comprised of volunteers nominated by professional organizations and neighborhood groups. 

Find specifics about commissioner appointments in the Landmarks Commission's enabling legislation, and in each study report. All commissioners must be appointed by the Mayor and also require City Council confirmation. BLC staff support the commissions' work.

The Office of Historic Preservation, along with the BLC and City Archaeology Program are within the Environment, Energy, and Open Space Cabinet.  Learn about how we work to protect Boston’s historic resources while promoting the environmental benefits of our existing historic buildings.

Boston Landmarks Commission Online Portal

All of our applications for the Landmarks Commission and Historic Districts are now online! Utilize our online portal to:

  • Apply for Design Review
  • Apply for Article 85 (Demolition Delay)
  • Review past Demolition Delay applications
  • Report a violation
  • Submit a public comment
  • View translated applications
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