The Valparaiso Downtown Business District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
. The Downtown Design Guidelines
were established in 1996 as part of the Downtown Master Plan. These guidelines are suggestions for building facades, signage, and awnings. The Downtown Design Guidelines are consistent with the secretary of the interior's standards for rehabilitation.
Historic Districts Brochure
The Historic Preservation Commission has also put together a brochure on historic preservation and certificates of appropriateness. View the Historic Districts Brochure