Landmarks and Historic Preservation
Pierce County Historic Preservation Grant Program
Grant requests can be made for historic preservation or history-related project proposals.
Up to $35,000 for properties designated as an official landmark in Pierce County...
to identify, protect, restore, excavate, and reconstruct districts, sites, buildings, and other structures, gardens, landscapes and other objects of significance to heritage, history, architecture, archaeology, or culture.
Up to $15,000 for non-building projects such as...
collection, acquisition, cataloging, interpretation, exhibition, preservation or enhancement of historically significant artifacts and documents, historic markers or interpretive signage, historical research under the supervision of a qualified professional or public events and programs that promote Pierce County culture or history.
  Application Materials
Who can apply?

  Nonprofit organizations including museums, historical societies, and other community-based organizations.

  Individuals or entities that own a property listed on a local, State, or National Historic Register.

Public agencies, including tribes, local government, or special purpose agencies such as housing authorities, community development agencies, school districts, parks, etc. 

All applicants must provide funds matching the grant request. The Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission (LHPC) will accept applications in early October and provide recommendations to County Council for approval. 

The Pierce County Historic Preservation Grant Program is funded by HDOC (historic document) money, per RCW 36.22.170, and appropriated by the Pierce County Council. 

Projects recommended by the LHPC are subject to review and approval by the County Council.
Asset 5Application Deadline

More information about the deadline will be available in September 2025

Asset 6Landmarks & Historic Preservation Commission Recommendations
October / November
Asset 7Expected Council Approval Date
As early as January
  Historic Preservation

Preservation provides a tangible link to our history. Historic and cultural properties are non-renewable resources that showcase the significant history of Pierce County architectural styles or cultural groups.

The Pierce County Register of Historic Places is an important tool Pierce County uses to provide public recognition and measures of protection for historically-significant properties in Pierce County. Properties are designated to the Register through a nomination process which includes evaluation and determination of eligibility for listing by the Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission, and further review and adoption by the Pierce County Council.

Nomination Form for County Register of Historic Places

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