What is the National Register of Historic Places and how can I get my property listed on it?
The National Register of Historic Places is a list of buildings, structures, districts, sites and objects which have been determined to have national historic significance. The National Register is maintained by the National Park Service, but administered on the state level by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in each state. National Register listing offers limited protection from state and federally funded projects.

In addition, listing on the National Register does not limit a property owner's rights, and may provide some tax and funding incentives for historic preservation. Before a property is deemed National Register eligible, the nomination must be evaluated at the state level. For more information, contact your SHPO.

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1. What is the role of the Historic Preservation Commission members and staff?
2. What is an historic district?
3. How can I find out if my property is in an historic district?
4. What does having a property in an historic district mean for me as a property owner?
5. How do I find reliable contractors to work on my historic property?
6. How can I date my house and its architectural features?
7. What is the National Register of Historic Places and how can I get my property listed on it?
8. Where can I find appropriate hardware and fixtures for my historic house?
9. What funding sources are available for historic preservation?