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Historic Preservation Office

Historic Preservation Office Contact Information
This document is a directory of who to contact in the 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/convenant 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 Delaware 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).
This section includes information on access to our Historic Property Research Center, links to a variety of interesting resources and publications, and a link to the Geographic Information System (GIS) for property research.
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.
Preservation Help Center
If you’re not sure where to start, or who would handle your question, start here. This section includes statewide archaeology and preservation network contacts, technical assistance, and resources about how to care for historic buildings.
Architectural & Archaeological Surveys
This section provides guidelines for architectural and archaeological surveys, links to Professional Qualifications Standards, and the National Archaeological Database.

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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