Select Page


  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Department
  4.  » 
  5. Community Development
  6.  » Landmarks Commission
The Elyria Landmarks Preservation Commission studies the problems and determines the needs of the City in restoring and preserving historic landmarks, areas and neighborhoods and works for the continuing education of the residents with respect to the architectural and historic heritage of the City. The Commission reviews and acts on all applications for certificates of approval, works with developers, builders, and building owners to make them aware of the preservation guidelines and assists with the preparation of design guidelines for renovations to existing historic buildings and to non-historic buildings within designated Districts and for new construction within designated Districts.

Furthermore, the Commission reviews all proposals for National Register nominations, works to erect historic markers to denote landmark buildings and areas in the City, initiates and conducts an ongoing process for the survey of cultural resources within the City in accordance with the standards and guidelines established by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, acts as an advisor to public officials and private individuals regarding the protection of local cultural resources and maintains a register of listed properties and designated Landmark Preservation Districts. The Commission recommends to Council legislation for designation of individual properties and historic districts that would serve to beautify, protect, preserve, restore and develop the City,

Any repairs, replacements, alterations or additions to the exterior of a home located in the “West by the River” Historical District must be approved by the City of Elyria Landmarks Commission. Interior alterations or modifications, landscaping or garden alterations do not require approval.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Community Development, 131 Court Street, Suite 302, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

Download PDF Landmarks Preservation Commission Application