Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission

HRC logo The Historic Resources Commission is a twelve-member board (roster below) consisting of five representatives appointed by the Forsyth County Commissioners, five by the Winston-Salem City Council, one from the Town of Kernersville, and one from the Village of Clemmons. Six of these members are appointed at-large and six fulfill specific categorical requirements. Staff to the HRC is provided through the City-County Planning Division.


The Historic Resource Commission's (HRC) role is to protect and enrich the county's cultural, historical, architectural, and archaeological heritage through the identification, designation, and preservation of historic resources. To that end, the Commission strives to promote the use and conservation of historic properties for the education, pleasure, and enrichment of the residents of Forsyth County and North Carolina. The Commission reviews applications for Certificates of Appropriateness in Winston-Salem’s three Historic/Historic Overlay districts and for the County’s Local Historic Landmarks. It also reviews designations of Historic Signs and makes recommendations about other historic designations and historic preservation issues to the local elected bodies. Once a year, the Commission awards historic markers to significant sites throughout Forsyth County.


The HRC meets the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in Public Meeting Room of the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, Fifth Floor, 100 E. First Street, Winston-Salem. 

Annual Reports

Annual Reports
2016 [pdf/3.89mb/4p] 2017 [pdf/3.03mb/4p] 2018 [pdf/3.66mb/4p]    
2011 [pdf/394kb/4p] 2012 [pdf/384kb/4p] 2013 [pdf/1.09mb/6p] 2014 [pdf/719kb/4p] 2015 [pdf/1.67mb/6p]
2006 [pdf/372kb/1p] 2007 [pdf/328kb/4p] 2008 [pdf/842kb/6p] 2009 [pdf/594kb/4p] 2010 [pdf/374kb/4p]

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and Minutes of the HRC meetings as well as the status of the Major Work Certificate of Appropriateness cases are available for online viewing. 

Roster and Calendar

The annual calendar shows meeting dates and application submittal deadlines. 

HRC Roster and Calendar
HRC Roster [pdf/257kb/1p] 2019 HRC Calendar [pdf/59kb/1p]

Want to Get Involved?

Volunteer Commission members serve a maximum of two consecutive four-year terms. Serving on the HRC can offer you an opportunity to understand how your local government works and allow you to make a direct contribution to protecting and preservation the historic resources.

To apply for a position on the Historic Resources Commission, please contact:

City Secretary's Office
City of Winston-Salem
(336) 727-2224


County Manager's Office
Forsyth County
(336) 703-2020

Town Manager's Office
Town of Kernersville
(336) 996-3121


Village Manager's Office
Village of Clemmons
(336) 766-7511

Revised 9/5/2019

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