Ordinance No. 22-1999 authorizes the Monroe County Commission to appoint a five-member Historic Preservation Commission. Four members are professionals in any of the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, or other historic preservation-related disciples such as urban planning, American studies, cultural geography, or cultural anthropology. The fifth member is a lay individual with a demonstrated interest in any of the aforementioned disciplines. Members serve 3-year terms.
The purpose of this commission is to designate and regulate historical properties within the unincorporated area of the county "...that the protection and enhancement of properties of historical, cultural, archaeological, and architectural merit are in the interests of the health, prosperity, and welfare of the people of Monroe County.”
Historic Preservation Commission Rules of Procedure