Formed in 1997, the Sanford Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) serves the public both as a steward for historic properties and as a facilitator to people fortunate enough to own such properties. It provides assistance to owners and tenants, helps them plan the alterations that they are considering for their properties, and guides owners through the application process necessary to implement those changes.
The HPC consists of
seven members appointed by City Council for overlapping three-year
terms. Included within its powers and responsibilities are the
following: recommending to City Council the designation of historic
landmarks and districts, granting requests for proposed changes to
historic landmarks and properties situated within historic district, and
conducting educational programs with respect to historic properties.