City of Walla Walla

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Development Services Department

55 E. Moore Street
Walla Walla, WA  99362
Hours:  Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Payments accepted 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Development Services Director
Elizabeth F. Chamberlain, AICP

Inspection Request Line
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Code Enforcement

Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission is a citizen advisory commission which makes recommendations to City Council, the mayor and City departments on the conservation of the City's historic resources. The Commission also maintains the City of Walla Walla Register of Historic Places and processes applications for the Special Valuation Program, which provides property tax relief to property owners who have conducted substantial rehabilitation of historic properties.

The responsibilities of the Commission are outlined in Chapter 2.27 of the Municipal Code (see below). Chapter 2.27 also outlines the process for listing properties on the register.

The Commission is made up of seven Walla Walla residents appointed by the mayor and approved by City Council. The Commission generally meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public.

Read more about Historic Preservation in Walla Walla here.

Current Members:

John Knapp, Chair


Linda Newcomb

Roger Sexton

Elbert Hardin

Brian Mahoney

Shane Laib


Walla Walla Municipal Code Chapter 2.27, Historic Preservation Commission
Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Data
Preservation Briefs - National Park Service guidance on restoring, preserving, and rehabilitating historic buildings.


2017 Downtown Intensive Level Survey Report
2015 Germantown Reconnaissance Level Survey Report
2013 HPC Priority Report 
2013 Green's Park Addition Reconnaissance Level Survey Report
2008 Downtown Reconnaissance Level Survey Report


Local Register Application
Special Valuation Application
Historic Preservation Commission Historical Property Valuation Criteria

Federal Historic Tax Credit Program


Click here to access the agendas and minutes

  View a map of historic properties on WISAARD





City of Walla Walla, 15 North 3rd Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Business Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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