Who prepares National Register nominations?

Most nominations are prepared by private consultants hired either by individual property owners or by local governments or organizations. Nominations of archaeological sites are sometimes prepared by professional archaeologists as part of their on-going research. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) National Register staff is responsible for reviewing, editing, and processing nominations prepared in these ways. Due to the great demand for National Register nominations, the small SHPO staff is unable to prepare nominations as a public service.

An owner of a Study List property who seeks to have it listed in the National Register may hire a private consultant to prepare the nomination. SHPO staff cannot quote fees, and fees will vary depending on the consultant and the complexity of the nomination. An owner may expect to pay a professional historian, architectural historian, or archaeologist the equivalent of 40 to 80 hours of time at a professional hourly wage.

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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?