In 1980, the City Commission adopted Ordinance #2203 relating to historic preservation. This ordinance established the Historic Preservation Board, the Design Review Committee, the composition and duties of the Board and other related procedures.
In 1997 Ordinance #3841 was adopted and superseded the original ordinance. This ordinance increased the number of members on the Design Review Committee.
In 2013, the City of Lakeland Land Development Code was adopted, which went into effect March 3, 2014. Article 11 of the Land Development Code includes the Historic Preservation Standards; these standards replace previous historic preservation ordinances adopted by the City.
A copy of these ordinances is available on this website or in the Community Development Department, City Hall, 228 S Massachusetts Avenue, 863.834.6011. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.