Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to be
listed on the National Register of Historic Places?
First, being listed on the National Register of Historic
Places gives the property recognition as an important piece of
local, state, or national history. Secondly, it qualifies the
property for state and federal grants and other funding sources.
Can I write my own
Certainly. The national register nomination process is designed to
be a process that anyone can follow and complete; however, there are
consultants who also will do the work...for a price!
Will the state or
federal government tell me what I can or cannot do to my property?
No, but check with your local government to make sure there aren't
any ordinances you need to comply with, especially if you are part
of a district. The National Register does NOT:
restrict the rights of private property owners in the use,
development, or sale of private historic property.
that grant funds will be available for all significant historic
automatically to historic district zoning.