Historic Property Signs & Plaques

The SDCHPS plaque program recognizes historic properties across Selma and Dallas County. Wouldn’t you like to have one on your home or property? Learn more below!


With more than 1200 historic structures, Selma promotes the identification and preservation of historic properties with different-colored plaques that denote the period of construction:

Blue: Buildings constructed prior to 1865

Yellow: Buildings constructed after 1865 and prior to 1910

Green: Buildings constructed after 1910 and at least 50 years old

To apply for a SDCHPS plaque, download the Plaque Agreement below. The total fee is $50.00, including a $10.00 non-refundable application fee. An architectural adviser may be used for recommendations as to plaque determination.

In the event that the home has been altered, its façade should reflect the original design. If the alteration or addition is significant, then the age of the addition may control the plaque determination.

Plaque Agreement


The SDCHPS has purchased signage like the one pictured left to be used to promote the historic nature of the homes in Selma and Dallas County. The signs will have the house builder’s name and the year constructed in white lettering. We feel that these signs will help with identification of specific properties during tours and help promote historic preservation. The price is set near cost and all proceeds, if any, from the project will be reinvested in our Historic Signs and Plaques Program, as well as other preservation projects.

Please contact us regarding historic property signs.