The New Cardinal Mine in Boulder County, circa 1900 

Historic Preservation Advisory Board

Boulder County Historic Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB)

HPAB is an advisory board appointed by the Board of County Commissioners' to provide guidance to the County on historic preservation issues. Their primary focus is to review structures and sites for historic significance and to review building or development plans which might affect these resources. HPAB also reviews landmark applications and must approve building plans which result in the alteration of an historic landmark.

Public Hearings/Meetings

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners' Hearing Room on the third floor of the County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder.

  • The December 3rd meeting of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board has been cancelled.


Each meeting is a public hearing and at the beginning of each meeting, anyone may address the Board with historic preservation concerns or questions.

Please Note: Occasionally, scheduling conflicts require that the HPAB meet at a different time and location. If you wish to attend a meeting, you may want to phone the Land Use Department at 303-441-3930 to verify the date, time, and location of the meeting.

Past Agendas and Packets

HPAB Docket Information

HPAB Membership

HPAB is currently made up of seven to nine members of the local community. In order to represent a range of interests in the County, people in the following fields are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • History
  • Architecture
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Building Trades
  • Law

If you are interested in being appointed to the HPAB board you may submit an Historic Preservation Advisory Board Member Application (see Boards and Commissions Information) during the yearly recruitment for county boards which generally occurs at the beginning of every year.

HPAB Members

  • James Burrus; Chair
  • Ilona Dotterrer; Vice-chair
  • Steven Barnard
  • Jason Emery
  • Diane Lowder
  • Stanley Nilson
  • Rosslyn Scamehorn
  • George Schusler


Land Use Historic Preservation

Main: 720-564-2611
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M, W, TH, F
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
Plan review services for building permits are not available on Tuesdays.
Building permits can be applied for and issued until 4 p.m.
Map & Directions

Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306