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Tifton Historic Preservation Commission

The Tifton Historic Preservation Commission serves as a local government agency with the goal of promoting and protecting the historic and architectural heritage of the city. The board endeavors to preserve landmarks of historical significance through restoration, preservation, rehabilitation, and conservation.

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles Kent
Administration Bldg. Room 111 at 6:00 p.m.

An applicant must request to be placed on the agenda. To be placed on the agenda, applicant must fill out a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) application.

The COA is due 10 working days prior to the next meeting.

The board reviews all maintenance and improvements done to a property located in the Historic District, residential and commercial.

  • THPC Board Members:
  • Herb Pilcher-Chairman
  • Crawford Little
  • Thomas Call
  • Jeff Robbins
  • Marx-Ann Myddelton
  • Bonnie Sayles
  • Victoria Watson

Historic District Manual:
Download this manual to learn more about the guidelines governing historic district buildings and renovations.

Historic Map:
Click here to see a map of Tifton’s local and National Register historic districts.

National Register Information

The National Register is our country’s official list of historic buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts worthy of preservation. The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) nominates eligible properties in Georgia to the National Register so they can receive preservation benefits and incentives. Click here to learn more about using Historic Preservation tax incentives for contributing commercial buildings in the historic district.

Currently, more than 74,000 historic buildings, structures, sites, and objects in Georgia are listed in the National Register. Being listed in the National Register helps preserve historic properties. It provides formal recognition of a property’s historical, architectural, or archaeological significance based on national standards used in every state. National Register designation identifies significant historic properties that can be taken into account in a broad range of preservation and development activities.

Benefits of listing properties in the National Register

  • State and federal preservation grants for planning and rehabilitation
  • Federal investment tax credits
  • Preservation easements to nonprofit organizations
  • Local property tax abatements
  • Fire and life safety code compliance alternatives
  • Reviewing permits for surface mining

What’s the difference between a National Register Historic District and a Local Historic District? Click here to learn more.

For more information about National Register, visit the Historic Preservation Division’s website. Click here.

Partial funding for this site provided by theHistoric Preservation
Historic Preservation Fund.