State Historic Preservation Office

State Historic Preservation Office Contact Information

This document is a directory of who to contact in the State Historic Preservation Office.

Protection of Historic Properties

This section includes information about federal and state laws and regulations relating to preservation of historic properties, including working with Section 106, assessing visual effects and easement/covenant resources.

Preservation Tax Credit Program

The State of Delaware encourages the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings in Delaware through its Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program. This section contains all the information you will need to guide you through the process. If you own depreciable property, there are additional federal tax incentives.


This section addresses cemetery-related issues including the State Historic Preservation Office’s responsibilities and services, research resources, eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, jurisdictional questions, and federal and state legislation

Discovery of Human Remains

What happens if you discover an unmarked human burial site? This section describes procedures that must be followed if you discover human remains, as well as a link to the Unmarked Human Remains Law (Title 7 Chapter 54 of the Delaware Code).

National Register of Historic Places

Are you interested in nominating a property for the National Register of Historic Places? Learn about the Delaware State Review Board process, access the National Park Service’s website and learn more about what properties are currently listed in the National Register.

Architectural & Archaeological Surveys

This section provides guidelines for architectural and archaeological surveys, links to Professional Qualifications Standards, and the National Archaeological Database.

Preservation News

An archive of historic-preservation-related articles compiled from the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and the media.

Grants for Historic Preservation

A listing of funding opportunities including currently available grants for historic preservation.


These webpages have been financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior.


This program receives Federal financial assistance for identification and protection of historic properties. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20240.

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