State Historic Preservation Office / State and National Register Database

Each state and U.S. Territory has its own State Historic Preservation Office, charged with administering federal and state preservation policies and programs.  In New York, ours is a division of the state Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation, commonly referred to as SHPO (pronounced “shippo”).

SHPO’s website offers information about state preservation programs and processes, including tax credits and environmental review.

You’ll also find a database of National Register-listed properties with online access to scanned nominations.

The Local Landmarker

SHPO’s publishes this tri-annual newsletter to assist and inform the  Certified Local Government community around New York State.  Each issue generally deals with a single topic.  Current issues are downloadable as PDF’s from Certified Local Government Portal.