The Historic Register

Preserving the Legacy of Timeless Treasures

What advantages come with having my property listed on the National Register of Historic Places?

Being registered as a historic property is a prestigious acknowledgment granted by both state and federal authorities. This designation underscores the historical significance of a property and serves as an incentive for current and future owners to uphold responsible stewardship practices. Owners of registered properties enjoy various benefits, including the option to donate historic preservation easements, which can lead to reductions in real estate taxes. Additionally, they may qualify for both state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, receive expert technical guidance from department personnel for maintenance and restoration endeavors, and have the opportunity to procure plaques commemorating their property's significance.

What types of properties are eligible for inclusion on the Historic Register?

The criteria for inclusion in the Registers extend to properties of local, national, or statewide importance. Numerous listings are attributed to architectural, engineering, or archaeological significance. Moreover, historic properties linked to pivotal historical events, developmental trends, and noteworthy individuals are also featured in the Registers.

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