Owners of properties protected by a preservation easement are required to obtain the approval of Landmarks Illinois before making alterations to the protected elements of the property. Please contact Landmarks Illinois prior to commencement of any work to ensure that proposed maintenance and alterations are in accordance with the easement agreement. If necessary, you will need to complete the followng Request for Alterations Form.  

Landmarks Illinois’ Easement Committee, a group comprised of historic preservation professionals, reviews proposed alterations to easement properties at their monthly meeting, which typically takes place the first Thursday of the month. The Request for Alterations Form and any additional materials need to be received by Landmarks Illinois at least one and a half weeks prior to the meeting (Monday of the prior week). 

Landmarks Illinois uses the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation when reviewing proposed alterations to easement properties. It is recommended that the applicant review the Standards prior to submitting this form.  

We encourage you to refer to Landmarks Illinois’ Illinois Restoration Resource Directory when looking to make repairs and alterations.

Contact:  Suzanne Germann, Director of Grants and Easements · 312-922-1742 · sgermann@landmarks.org