Historic Preservation


The purpose of historic preservation is to promote the preservation and restoration of buildings and districts within the city that have special historic, architectural or archeological significance by identification of historic sites and districts and regulation of development activity and uses.

Preservation Awards Program

In 2017, the city's Historic Preservation Board will introduce a biannual awards program which will recognize and celebrate preservation efforts and cultural resources that promote Daytona Beach's rich history.

Goals of the awards program

  • To recognize outstanding local achievements in the field of historic preservation
    • To stimulate greater public awareness and understanding of historic preservation efforts and their benefits to Daytona Beach
    • To encourage excellence in the design and planning of projects affecting the city's historic resources and heritage.

Award program policies

The Historic Preservation Board may give recognition on a biannual basis to individuals, organizations, design professionals and stewards who have demonstrated considerable effort and/or financial commitment toward the preservation of history in Daytona Beach.

Award categories

Residents who have contributed in a significant manner to the preservation or protection of local historic resources.

A business, non-profit, church or other entity that has demonstrated support for or advanced historic preservation in a significant way.

Contractor/Design Professional
A design professional or contractor who has contributed in a significant manner to the preservation or protection of local resources.

To formally recognize and thank property owners who have done a great job of taking care of their properties


Anyone can submit a Historic Preservation Award nomination form to a board member or staff person throughout the year.

The board member or staff person will forward the nominations(s) to the chairperson of the Historic Preservation Board.

The Historic Preservation Board's chairperson or his designee will present the nominations at the March and July Historic Preservation Board meetings. The award winner will also be recognized at a meeting of the City Commission.

Project criteria

The preservation or restoration of structures important nationally, regionally or locally is eligible for an award. Nominations are citywide and not limited to local historic district or national register districts.

A project must:

  • Represent the architectural and historical character of the property or the area
  • Demonstrate protection and preservation of the historic character of the building, site, or district, and compatibility with surrounding properties and the neighborhood
  • Exhibit contribution of the individual(s)/organization/contractor/design professional to the historic preservation efforts in the community
  • Promote understanding of local history and preservation efforts

How to submit a nominations

A completed nomination form (PDF) can be submitted by an individual, board member or city staff. Nomination forms should be emailed to the Historic Preservation Board's staff liaison Steven Bapp email Steven Bapp or mailed or dropped-off in person to City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Room 240, Daytona Beach FL 32114.

Nomination documents must include a completed nomination form (PDF).