Preservation Restriction Law and Legal Definition

A preservation restriction refers to a right appropriate to preservation of a structure or site historically significant for its architecture, archeology or associations, to forbid or limit any or all:

a. alterations in exterior or interior features of the structure;

b. changes in appearance or condition of the site;

c. uses not historically appropriate;

d. field investigation ;or

e. other acts or uses detrimental to appropriate preservation of the structure or site.

A preservation restriction may or may not be stated in the form of a restriction, easement, covenant or condition, in any deed, will or other instrument executed by or on behalf of the owner of the land or in any order of taking