The first step in the process is to determine eligibility of the structure, site, etc., based on the criteria outlined in the Historic Preservation Ordinance. Once eligibility is verified, an application for historic designation is then to be submitted for review to the Mason County Historic Preservation Commission. A public hearing is held to consider the request. This Commission then makes a recommendation for historic landmark designation to the Mason County Board of Commissioners . The Board considers the request and renders a decision. Once the application for nomination is approved, the property, building, site or object is then added to the official Mason County Register of Historic Landmarks.