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Ordinance 20-2014 HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND BUILDINGS was passed  by Shelby City Council to preserve Shelby's distincitive character and its cultural, social, residential, commercial, industrial, educational, political, or architectural heritage for the enjoyment, enrichment, and benefit of the citizens of Shelby. As part of the Ordinance, the Historic Preservaion Commission was created.  The Commission's duty is to promote interest in historic preservation and educate Shelby citizens aobut historic preservation by holding workshops and preparing informational material, as appropriate.

On October 13, 2017, The City of Shelby became a Certified Local Government through the Ohio History Connection.  This allows the City to apply for Certified Local Government Grants to  indentify its historic, architectural, and archaeological rsources through surveys, nominate eligible properties and istricts to the National Register of Historic Places, further community education on historic preservation; and preserve and rehabilitate historic properties.


Pat Carlisle, Chairperson
Lacy Bessette
Christina Drain
Garry Bly
Joe Thompson


Application for Certificate of Appropriateness

Ordinance 20-2014

Map of Shelby's Historic District

Historic Preservation Rules and Procedures

Historic Preservation Locally Designation Form


Shelby Ohio Area History

Richland County- Shelby Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Shelby Museum of History

Shelby Cycle Historical Society

National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior Technical Preservation Briefs