Georgia Historic Preservation Handbook

The purpose of the Georgia Historic Preservation Handbook is to provide a comprehensive resource for the state of Georgia that promotes historic preservation practice by defining the roles of various federal, state, and local organizations, outlining guidelines and regulations, providing professional practice information, and creating a directory of historic preservation partners. 

We believe this handbook will:

  • Provide an introduction to preservation in Georgia and answer many frequently asked questions.
  • Distinguish the roles and responsibilities of statewide and local organizations while building relationships between preservation organizations throughout Georgia.
  • Provide up-to-date information for the benefit of cities, organizations, preservation professionals, students and homeowners.
  • Broaden the impact of historic preservation efforts across the state.


The creation of the Georgia Historic Preservation Handbook is supported by The Fox Theatre Institute’s mission to provide leadership, education and support for historic theatres throughout Georgia. This resource is available free of charge.