In 1999, the National Park Service made Park County a Certified Local Government, a designation that gives the county the ability to officially develop its own standards for establishing local historic landmarks.
The Board of County Commissioners
appointed and authorized the Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission (PCHPAC)
to make recommendations for the preservation of Park County’s history. The Office of Historic Preservation was created to carry out this mission.
The Park County Office of Historic Preservation promotes the public health, safety, and welfare by identifying, protecting, and preserving Park County’s historic and cultural resources, increasing public appreciation of the area’s diverse past, and encouraging heritage tourism.