Historic Preservation Commission

The Hot Springs Historic Preservation Commission was created to monitor and enforce the Historic preservation Ordinance and the Historic District Regulations as allowed under that same Ordinance.  The Historic District Regulations were developed "to promote the economic, cultural and general welfare of the people of the City of Hot Springs and to ensure the harmonious, orderly and efficient growth and development of the municipality, the City Council deems it essential that the historic integrity of Hot Springs be preserved and the heritage of the City be maintained and protected in a sensitive and responsible manner.  It is the purpose of this ordinance to insure the preservation of those buildings and areas within the Hot Springs Historic District which possess cultural, historic or aesthetic significance to the district and to discourage alterations of existing structures or the construction of new structures, which detract from the aesthetic harmony, style, form, color, proportion, texture or materials of the district."

The following links provide a wealth of information about the Historic Preservation District:

South Dakota State Historic Preservation Interactive Map
Grant and Tax Incentives Available for Historic Buildings
Historic District - Certificate of Appropriateness
Historic District Design Guidelines
Hot Springs Historic Preservation Ordinance - Chapter 32
State and Federal Information for Preservation Guidelines and Grants for Historic Districts
Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation
National Park Service Guidelines for Rehabilitation
Guidelines for Rehabilitation by Topic
Bob Yapp: Preservation Doesn't Cost, it Pays!Hot Springs Historic Preservation District MapMap-Historic_District