Established on December 18, 1984, the Historic Preservation Commission is a seven-member panel designated by the Mayor and City Council with the responsibility for oversight of preservation efforts in the city and educating property owners and the public at large regarding the protection, maintenance, and preservation of Dalton’s architectural and historic resources. This group reviews and approves applications for Certificates of Appropriateness for proposed rehabilitation, new construction and demolition within designated historic districts.
Design Review Guidelines: Decisions of the Historic Preservation Commission are founded upon the Design Review Guidelines. These guidelines focus on "preservation" rather than "complete restoration." The Guidelines provide to property owners the necessary information about respectful rehabilitation and new construction within the district and they provide the HPC with uniform standards on which to base design review decisions.