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Elgin Heritage Commission
Christen Sundquist,
Historic Preservation Planner
Community Development Department
150 Dexter Ct. 
Elgin, IL 60120 

Ph: (847) 931-6004 
Fx: (847) 931-6790

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Quick Links 
- Historic Preservation Ordinance
- Historic District Map
- Elgin Design Guideline Manual
- Contractors List
- Window Policy
- Siding Policy

- When does the Heritage Commission meet?
- When does the Design Review Subcommittee meet?
- How do I know if I am located in a Historic District?


  • First Tuesday of Each Month
  • 7:00 p.m. 
  • City Council Chambers, City Hall, 150 Dexter Court

Agendas & Minutes 

Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines

The Elgin Heritage Commission is a citizen's advisory body that promotes Elgin's historic preservation activity through the education, protection, maintenance, and preservation of the city's architectural, historic, and cultural resources.

The Elgin Heritage Commission is composed of nine voting members appointed by the mayor with the consent of the City Council. Members include one architect, one local historian, one licensed real estate agent, and one representative of the Elgin Area Historical Society to the extent that such professionals or persons are available.

Members are also appointed from among professionals in the disciplines of architectural history, planning, archaeology, historic preservation, or related fields to the extent that such professionals are available. 

The building official, or their designee, serves as an ex-officio non-voting member of the commission and acts as secretary of the commission.

Citizens interested in joining the Elgin Heritage Commission can apply online.

Click here for members and board details.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities relate generally to:
  • Promoting the preservation of historic and architecturally significant structures and areas
  • Making recommendations to the City Council for preservation of historic districts
  • Designating landmarks and issuing Certificates of Appropriateness through the Design Review Subcommittee