Certified Local Government

The Certified Local Government (CLG) Program is a local, state, and federal government partnership for historic preservation. It is designed to help cities and counties develop high standards of preservation to protect a wide range of important historic properties—from ornate courthouses to working-class neighborhoods. Local governments that participate in the CLG Program act independently to develop and maintain a successful preservation program. The Texas Historical Commission administers the program at the state level and the National Park Service is the responsible federal agency. 



The Texas Certified Government Program was established to assist Texas communities.

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What's New

Gonzales County is now a CLG!

Congratulations to Gonzales County for becoming the state's newest CLG! Click HERE for a map of CLGs in Texas.  

CAMP Training in Paris, TX

In July, the City of Paris hosted a CAMP training for CLGs. Topics included preservation law, design guidelines, and community education and outreach. Photo: City of Plano's HPO and preservation commissioners.