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Tempe Historic Preservation Office
Tempe City Hall, Garden Level East
31 East Fifth Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

Mailing Address 
City of Tempe
Tempe Historic Preservation Office 
P.O. Box 5002
Tempe, AZ 85280

City Hall Garage
117 East Fifth Street  
across from Tempe Transportation Center

Closest Light Rail Station
Tempe Transportation Center
near Fifth Street and Forest Avenue

John Larsen Southard
Historic Preservation Officer


The Tempe Preservation Office assists owners in the preservation and restoration of their properties. Historic Preservation provides protection for significant properties and archaeological sites which represent important aspects of Tempe's heritage and enhances the character of the community by taking such properties and sites into account during development. Reasonable and fair regulations are included in the Tempe Historic Preservation Ordinance as a means of balancing the rights of property owners and the value to the community of these significant properties and sites. It is the intent of the city to make ownership of a landmark, historic property or property within an historic district as beneficial as possible. 

Historic Preservation Officer review of alteration or new construction

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