Does historic designation of my property have any benefits for me?

Yes, designation brings many benefits, including:

  • Historic designation improves property values and protects the value of your investment. Real estate experts have found that historic designation of a property increases the salability of a building. Historic buildings tend to attract a wider market and a higher selling price than do non-historic properties.
  • Historic designation of a group of properties can help protect your neighborhood against inappropriate development, preserving the character of its architecture and its quality of life.
  • Historic designation may improve your environment, motivating residents to sponsor neighborhood clean-up and other beautification projects.
  • If you have restored your house, historic designation will protect your work; it can provide the assurance that future owners will preserve what you have accomplished.
  • As the owner of a historic property, you will be able to receive free technical assistance from the staff and board members of the Titusville Historic Preservation Board. They can save you valuable time and money by advising you on where to locate materials and contractors sensitive to the historic character of your property and how to achieve your home improvement goals.

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1. What is historic designation?
2. Does historic designation of my property have any benefits for me?
3. Why should I be concerned about preserving the architectural details of my property?
4. Does it cost me anything to designate my property?
5. Will historic designation raise my property taxes?
6. How was my property chosen for historic designation?
7. I have been informed that my property is historically significant. What happens next?
8. How does the Historic Preservation Ordinance benefit the people of Titusville?
9. In addition to providing guidelines for the designations, what else does the Historic Preservation Ordinance do?
10. Who administers the Historic Preservation Ordinance?