Historic Preservation


Community Development Department

In 1997 the Sedona City Council adopted the Historic Preservation Ordinance, which became Article 15 of the Land Development Code. The Historic Preservation Commission was established to develop and maintain a plan for historic preservation; review applications for designation of properties as Landmarks or Historic Districts; establish and maintain a Historic Property Register; and review applications for Certificate of Appropriateness, which ensures that proposed work on a Historic Landmark is compatible with its historic character.

There are 23 designated City Historic Landmarks in Sedona, four of which are also on the National Register of Historic Places: Jordan Ranch, Sedona Ranger Station, Hart Store, and the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The Historic Landmark Inventory (pdf)provides detailed information on each of the Landmarks.

(928) 282-1154
Commission Staff Liaison:
Warren Campbell (928) 203-5044
102 Roadrunner Drive,
Sedona, AZ 86336

Historic Preservation Commission

Commission Meeting Documents

City Historic Landmarks

The Historic Preservation Ordinance, Article 15 of the Land Development Code,
Landmark Designation Criteria:
1507.03 Landmark Designation Criteria. The Commission shall evaluate each structure, site, building or property within an area that is included in an application and may designate it as a landmark if it is determined to possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association; and, being at least 50 years old or having achieved significance within the past 50 years if the property is of exceptional importance; and exhibits 1 or more of the following:
A. Association with events that have made significant contributions to the broad patterns of our history; or
B. Association with the lives of persons significant in our past; or
C. Embodiment of distinctive characteristics of a type, period or method of construction, or representing the work of a master, or high artistic values or representing a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinctiveness; or
D. Information important in the understanding of the pre-history or history of our community.