City of Saint Petersburg Historic Preservation
First incorporated in 1903, the Sunshine City is rare among Florida communities for its dedication to preserving the past. The staff at the historic preservation office works with individuals, groups and companies to identify, save and recognize elements of the city's vibrant history. There is a local register of historic places, and any resident or property owner can nominate a building, site or neighborhood for the status. Properties deemed historic by the city may be eligible for special tax exemptions but also must meet certain obligations for preservation. The agency assists the Community Preservation Commission, appointed by the Mayor.
- Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- What makes this community special?: Saint Petersburg's eye to preserving the past as it redevelops downtown distinguishes the city in the Tampa Bay region and across the state.
- Services: Historic research, rehabilitation resources, financial incentives.
- Parking: On-street: free, On-street: metered
- Public restrooms: Yes