What is a National Register nomination?

A National Register nomination is a scholarly and authoritative document that thoroughly:

  • Describes and evaluates a property's setting and physical characteristics
  • Documents its history
  • Assesses its significance in terms of its historic context
  • Demonstrates how it specifically meets National Register criteria for evaluation

It is supported by professional quality black and white photographs, maps delineating the property's boundaries, and other materials and information. The nomination must be prepared according to Federal and State guidelines.

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1. What is the National Register of Historic Places?
2. What is a National Register Historic District?
3. Will National Register listing protect a resource from alteration or demolition?
4. What does the National Register mean for a property owner?
5. What are rehabilitation tax credits?
6. What are the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation?
7. What does "Contributing Property" mean?
8. What does "Noncontributing Property" mean?
9. Who administers the National Register of Historic Places?
10. How are eligible properties identified?
11. What is a National Register nomination?
12. Who prepares National Register nominations?
13. What happens to a completed National Register nomination?
14. How can I go list my property on the National Register?