The City of Batavia in an effort to recognize, preserve and inform the public about historic structures in the community established a Historic Preservation Commission. This group of seven members of the community meet to review proposed modifications to landmarks or structures in the historic district. The Commission was established in 2002, with the adoption of a Historic Preservation component of the City Code (Title 12).
The City has one locally landmarked building, the Campana building. Buildings are landmarked through an application to the Historic Preservation Commission. The Historic Preservation Commission reviews applications for designating buildings as Local Landmarks.