Galveston Historical Foundation
Galveston Windstorm Exemption

Galveston Windstorm Exemption

If your historic building is damaged during a storm, a Galveston windstorm exemption will allow you to replace damaged windows, shutters, doors, and other character-defining elements with in-kind items rather than those that meet the current wind code requirements. If the property is not exempt, and your building is over 50% damaged in a storm, you may not be able to rebuild the structure. Program Contact: Jami Durham, 409-765-3453.




GHF was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

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