Nominating Properties to the State Register of
- Any individual or group may prepare
a nomination form for a property to be considered for listing in the State
Register of Cultural Properties by completing a State Register of Cultural Properties Nomination Form.
- HPD staff reviews the nomination
for completeness working as closely with the persons preparing the nomination as
- HPD notifies the owners, applicants
and the chief elected local officials a minimum of 30 days prior to the CPRC
meeting. Certified Local Government
communities receive a 60-day notification for National Register nominations.
The nomination is posted on HPD’s web site at least two weeks prior to the date
of a CPRC
meeting at which the property will be considered for listing. The Cultural Properties Review Committee agenda and related press release are
distributed to media and legislators.
- At the CPRC meeting, the committee can list the property in the State Register,
reject the listing or ask for revisions to the nomination.
- Following the meeting, owners and
locally elected officials are notified of the CPRC's decision.
- For owners seeking tax
credits, properties must be listed in the State Register
prior to commencement of rehabilitation work.
- It is important for owners
interested in registration and tax credits to remember that the CPRC meets bi-monthly. The committee's meeting schedule is posted on this website. Unless owners have worked closely with the Historic
Preservation Division on both the nomination preparation and the tax credit
preparation, the CPRC may not approve registration and the tax credit
application at the same meeting.
- For properties that are considered
eligible for both the State Register and National Register the National
Register process is followed.
- The state provides official guidance for maintaining and preserving state registered properties: Preservation and Maintenance of State Registered Cultural Properties, 4
Nominating Properties to the National Register of
- Any individual or group may prepare
a National Register of Historic Places nomination form for a property he/they
think meets the National Register Criteria. District, multiple property or
other complex nominations are usually prepared by professional contractors.
- Nominations prepared in states that
have approved National Historic Preservation Programs must be submitted to the
State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO).
- Nominations are reviewed by SHPO
staff for adherence to guidelines and regulations outlined in Bulletin 15, Bulletin 16A and 16B and CFR 36.60.
- When nominations are determined to
be complete, staff will place such nominations on the next Cultural Properties
Review Committee meeting agenda.
- All owners and interested parties
must be notified of the CPRC meeting at which the nomination will be considered
at least 30 days prior to the meeting date, and in the case of Certified Local
Governments, 60 days before the meeting.
- Private owners are made aware that
their property cannot be formally listed in the National Register without their
consent, however the property can be determined eligible. There is no public
consent provision. (For districts, 50% of owners must consent to listing.)
- Based on the information in the
National Register nomination presented to the CPRC and their knowledge of the
property and the National Register criteria, the advisory body can reject the
nomination, request additional information or recommend the property to the
National Register. Owners are notified of the CPRC's decision.
- When considered complete,
nominations are forwarded to the National Register for the Keeper's approval.
The Keeper can reject the nomination, ask for revisions or list the property.
Owners are notified of the Keeper's decision.
- If the Keeper decides not to list a
property, there is an appeal process. (36 CFR 60.12)
National Register of
Historic Places website