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Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB)

Historic Preservation Master Plan
The City of St. Augustine adopted a Historic Preservation Master Plan. To learn more about historic preservation planning generally, visit the Historic Preservation Master Plan page.

HARB Meetings
St. Augustine's Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) meets the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in The Alcazar Room of City Hall.  The role of HARB is to review applications for Certificates and Opinions of Appropriateness, Certificates of Demolition or Relocation, and Design Standards for Entry Corridors Applications, including Preliminary Design Approval and Amendments to Assigned Typology as well as associated variances and appeals.  HARB also advises property owners and government agencies concerning maintenance, protection, enhancement, and preservation of historic resources and may designate historic landmarks. This board also reviews applications associated with the historic preservation property tax (ad valorem) exemption for the City of St. Augustine and St. Johns County.  Visit the Agendas & Minutes webpage for details of past and upcoming meeting agendas and minutes. 

In order to appear before HARB, there are certain presentation guidelines and requirements that must be met prior to your appearance.  Applications must be submitted four (4) weeks prior to the scheduled meeting date in order to appear before HARB. The hearings are conducted as led by the Chair and meeting procedures can be obtained from the Planning and Building Department.  Meeting schedule and application deadline is available on Visit the Presentation Guidelines and Requirements page for further details.

Membership on HARB
Members of the HARB are selected through an application process determined by the City Commission based upon requirements set forth in the Code of Ordinances.  All members shall have either thorough training and/or experience in history or related fields, archaeology, architectural history, historic architecture, or art history.  Preference is given to city residents and non-residents will be considered based upon qualifications.  Board members serve 3 year terms and cannot serve more than two consecutive full terms.

To apply for appointment to serve on this, download the HARB Application for Appointment. For questions or inquiries, please send an email to

Historic Architectural Review Board Members

Catherine Duncan, Chair
5 Althea St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Barbara Wingo, Vice-Chair
PO Box 497 
St. Augustine, FL 32085

Gaere MacDonald
23 Water Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Jon Benoit
900-D Anastasia Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Paul Weaver
5 Milton St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
H. Randal Roark (Alternate)
50 E. Park Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084