Boards and Committees




Learn More

Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB)

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, 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.  

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. Click here for the meeting schedule and application due dates. The hearings are conducted as led by the Chair and meeting procedures can be obtained from the Planning and Building Department. 

For information about presenting in front of the board, visit the Presentation Guidelines and Requirements page. Agendas and minutes for past and upcoming meetings are available on the Agendas & Minutes page. 

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, archaeology, architectural history, historic architecture, art history, or related fields. 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