Historic District Commission: (Term 3 years – 7 members)

Barbara Brown               July 2026
Michael McDowell         June 2025
Rebecca Murphy            February 2027
Samantha Hollomon     January 2026
David Holman                June 2025
Monica Sella                  July 2026
Victoria Smith                July 2026

Regularly scheduled meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm, unless otherwise announced.

A signup sheet will be available at the meeting to allow interested parties to make comments.

Town of Chestertown Charter Chapter 19

(2)   The Commission may establish reasonable time limitations and registration requirements for witnesses and speakers, so that all may have an opportunity to be heard. In general, these times limits will be:

(a)   Historic District Permit applicant: 7 minutes

(b)   Comment by interested or aggrieved parties: 3 minutes


Historic District Design Guidelines 

Checklist for Applications to the Historic District Commission 

Building Permit for the Historic District


Historic District Commission – Minutes & Agendas

In reviewing applications, the Commission shall give consideration to the historic, archeological, or architectural significance of the site or structure and its relationship to the historic, archeological, or architectural significance of the surrounding area; the relationship of the exterior architectural features of a structure to the remainder of the structure and to the surrounding area; the general compatibility of exterior design, scale, proportion, arrangement, texture and materials proposed to be used; and any other factors, including aesthetic factors, which the Commission deems to be pertinent.

(excerpt from Chestertown Code of Ordinances)

Join Us!
Anyone wishing to serve on a Commission or Committee should send a resume to Town Hall (118N Cross Street, Chestertown, Maryland 21620) with a letter of interest indicating which Commission or Committee that they would like to serve.

1984 Chestertown Historic District Nomination Form


BP230185 – WC Armory Project Information Page

BP230163 – 206 Cannon Street Project Information Page



On February 27, 2024, The Historic District Commission engaged in training by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) Camp Training. Below are the resources from the training.

Standards and Guidelines

Maryland Historic Preservation Commission Training Program

Maryland Historic Preservation Commission Training Manual 

A Look at Alternative Materials for Historic Buildings

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