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The National Register of Historic Places is the United States' official list of buildings, districts, structures, sites, and objects important to local, state, or national history.
The program is run by the National Park Service and administered locally by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, an office of the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD).
What are the benefits of listing a property, site, or district on the National Register?
What are the restrictions of being listed on the National Register?
To find out more about how your local government may regulate National Register listed properties, please contact the local planning office.
Where to Start
The first step is to complete a Historic Resource Record (HRR). The form collects information regarding the brief history of the building, known changes to the building, and exterior and interior photographs of the resource.
Helpful Resources for Research
Prepare the National Register Nomination
After submitting a HRR and additional research, it is time to prepare a National Register nomination.
A National Register nomination is a federal document with specific technical requirements. SHPO staff can assist preparers as needed with nomination forms, but SHPO staff does not complete nominations for preparers.
Steps to begin:
Deadlines For Submission
Every National Register nomination is reviewed by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP). The SACHP meets 3 times a year. To be considered at one of their hearings, a complete nomination must be submitted by one of the following draft deadlines.
Please email complete nominations along with copies of the digital photographs to ORSHPO.NationalRegisterProgram@oprd.oregon.gov by one of these draft deadlines. If the file size is too large to email, please email us at the same address to request a link to our file sharing site. If in need of an alternative submission format, please email that request to the address above.
See the National Register Process in Oregon flow chart for a brief overview of the process in listing a property to the National Register.
Nominations Under Consideration/In Process
Nominations scheduled for the upcoming SACHP meeting:
Nominations recently forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register:
Additional nominations in process:
For more information about the SACHP, meetings, agendas, and minutes, visit Commissions/Committees.
How to Comment on a National Register Nomination
individual, government entity, or organization may comment on pending
National Register nominations. The public comment period for all
nominations begins 60 days before the State Advisory Committee on
Historic Preservation meeting.
Please mail comments to:
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department State Historic Preservation Office 725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Recently Listed Oregon Properties in the National Register of Historic Places
To see if a property in Oregon is in the National Register of Historic Places, visit the Historic Sites Database.
Properties can also be locally designated and might be subject to local restrictions. Be sure to check your local government for local landmark designations that may exist. A good place to start is with your local planning office.
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