Historic Plaque Program

Historic Property Plaquelandmark plaque


Owners of buildings that are designated as being historically significant have the opportunity to purchase a bronze plaque in recognition of the building's historic value.  These plaques are being offered to promote public appreciation and civic pride in our community's history.  The use or maintenance of your property is in no way restricted by displaying the plaque.

Eligibility and Plaque Information:

If your building is a contributing structure located within a local district or designated as part of a multiple properties listing, the plaque will read Historic Property with the appropriate circa date.  If the structure is a designated local landmark, the plaque will read Historic Landmark with the appropriate circa date.  The plaque is constructed from bronze and is 6 inches in diameter.   All lettering and the City of Tampa seal on the plaque is in a raised lettered format and features a black background with a pebbled finish.  Installation hardware is included.  The City of Tampa is not responsible for damage caused to the plaque during installation, improper maintenance, aging, or theft. Samples of the plaques can be viewed in the office of the Architectural Review & Historic Preservation Division.  When the plaque arrives, the Architectural Review & Historic Preservation office will contact the applicant for pick up.  Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for production and shipping.

Application Process:

Complete an application and attach one (1) photo of the front elevation.  The cost of the plaque $150.00, which includes all related processing fees.  If paying by check, please make your check payable to the City of Tampa.  Master Card and Visa credit cards are accepted.  After your application is received, City staff will ensure that it is complete, confirm eligibility and the plaque will then be ordered.  

Prior to submitting your application, please contact the Architectural Review & Historic Preservation office at (813) 274-3100, option # 3 to schedule an appointment.

All forms and/or documents are PDF which can be viewed by using Acrobat Reader.  If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed, you must install it first in order to download the application.

Historic Plaque Application