Historic Preservation Commission
More information about historic resources - including how to properly rehab your home, who can assist you with preservation sensitive projects, etc. - can be obtained from:
Tybee Island Historical Society
Tybee Light Station
Tybee Island’s Community Development Department
Tybee Island City Hall
Ordinance Establishing Charter
Article 14. Historic Preservation
Sec. 14-010. Purpose.
In support and furtherance of its findings and determination that the historical and cultural heritage of Tybee Island is among its most valued and important assets and that the preservation of this heritage is essential to the promotion of the health, prosperity, education, understanding and appreciation of historic properties, as well as the general welfare of the people;
In order to stimulate revitalization of the business districts and historic neighborhoods and to protect and enhance local historical attractions to tourists and thereby promote and stimulate business through a democratic process;
In order to enhance the opportunities for federal and state tax benefits under relevant provisions of federal and state law; and
In order to provide for the designation, protection, preservation and rehabilitation of historic properties and historic districts and to participate in federal and state programs to do the same;
The purpose and intent of this article to establish a uniform procedure for use in providing for the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures, objects and landscape features having special historical, cultural interest or value, in accordance with the provisions of this article.
Read Article 14 in its entirety.
Historic Districts of Tybee Island
Economic Impact of Historic Preservation
In partnership with the Historic Savannah Foundation, the City of Tybee Island and the Tybee Island Historical Society helped underwrite a study specific to the economic impacts of historic preservation.
Place Economics methodically researched and prepared the report that shows the tremendous benefits of preserving our coastal community.
During May 2015, the findings in Beyond Tourism (PDF) were presented and made available.