The purpose of a historic preservation program is to promote the preservation of historic and prehistoric sites, structures, objects, buildings and historic districts by addressing historic preservation issues and historic districts at the local level and integrating them into local, state and federal planning and decision-making processes. The historic preservation program includes the identification, evaluation and protection of historic resources in Missoula.
The Historic Preservation Commission is charged with establishing a local historic preservation program, integrating historic preservation into local, state and federal planning and decision-making processes and identifying, evaluating and protecting historic resources in Missoula.
The 12-member Missoula Historic Preservation Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Missoula City Council, Missoula Consolidated Planning Board, and the Board of Adjustment. The Commission meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 140 W. Pine.
The Missoula Historic Preservation Officer reviews and approves or rejects Certificates of Appropriateness as required in the City Zoning Ordinance (MMC.19.60) or other authorized permits on recommendation from the Historic Preservation Commission, as authorized by the City Council or Board of County Commissioners. (Ordinance 3184)