Comstock Historic District Commission

The CHDC meeting scheduled for October 14, 2019 has been cancelled.  Please check back for updates. 


The Comstock Historic District Commission was created by Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 384 and dates to 1969. The state agency encourages the preservation and promotion of historic resources with the Virginia City National Landmark District, which the state refers to as the Comstock Historic District. The Commission provides permits for projects dealing with the exteriors of all buildings within the district, the construction of new structures, and work affecting pavement or fencing. The Commission also takes a proactive role in encouraging archaeological investigations and cemetery restoration within the district.

Design Guidelines

Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness

Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness, Materially Affected Property Owner List

                   Questions?  FAQs here.

Commission Members

  • Joseph Curtis, Chair
  • Nancy Cleaves
  • Karyn de Dufour
  • Calvin Dillon
  • Ken Gray
  • Julie Workman
  • Marshall McBride
  • Darrin Berger
  • Mike Marigold

Physical Address:   20 North “E” Street  Virginia City NV  89440

Mailing Address:     PO Box 128   Virginia City NV 89440

For the efficient transaction of CHDC business and the convenience of the persons with whom business is transacted, CHDC staff are often required to be away from the office.  Given our limited staff--and in accordance with NRS 281.110(1)--we are open to the public by appointment only.  Please contact us at (775) 847-0281 to arrange an appointment.

Staff:      Michael A. "Bert" Bedeau, District Administrator
               775-847-0281  Email: mbedeau [at]

               Candace Wheeler, Administrative Assistant
               775-847-0281 Email: Candace.Wheeler [at]
               Jeff Wood, History Center Attendant
               775-847-0419  Email: Jeff.Wood [at]

* Award-winning Photo of Virginia City Courtesy of Liz Huntington