The City of Lake Worth is dedicated to integrating historic preservation into the local planning process and to increasing public awareness of our community’s unique history. In 1996, the City Commission adopted a Historic Preservation ordinance designed to protect the City’s historic built environment by instituting a design review process overseen by the volunteer Historic Resources Preservation Board. Since adoption, Lake Worth has designated six local historic districts and four structures significant to the local history with several recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Historic Districts Map
- Historic Preservation Ordinance (Including Historic Tax Exemption)
- Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) Approval Matrix
Historic Preservation Awards
The City of Lake Worth is pleased to announce the First Annual Historic Preservation Awards Program to be held at the Lake Worth Casino Ballroom on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. This special event will take place during National Historic Preservation Month and is intended to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements in preserving Lake Worth’s historic resources. The preservation of our historic resources ensures the retention of our own unique character and identity as well as adds value to our community. We hope that this program will foster a greater understanding of the positive preservation efforts in our community, and the beneficial impact these projects have on our neighborhoods and the City as a whole.
Nominations are due by 4pm on Monday, April 3rd, 2017.
Awards Nomination Form
Design Guidelines for Historic Preservation
- College Park Design Guidelines & Community Master Plan
- Design Guidelines for Old Town Historic District & Major Thoroughfares
- Model Guidelines for Design Review
National Register of Historic Places
- City Hall Annex
- Gulfstream Hotel
- Old Osborne Elementary School
- College Park Neighborhood District
- Old Town Historic District
- Old Lucerne Historic District
Lake Worth Register of Historic Places
- South Palm Park Neighborhood District
- Southeast Lucerne Townsite District
- Northeast Lucerne Townsite District
- 701 South K Street
- FEC Railroad Freight Depot at 1105 2nd Avenue South
Individuals & residents may review property files by submitting an email/phone request stating the address of the subject property and a contact phone number or email address for notification when the file is available for their review.