Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Training Session — Historic Landmarks Commission

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places was created by Congress in 1966.  Its purpose is to determine if prospective Federal projects, permits, or funding will have an adverse impact on properties of local, regional, or national significance.  If so, the adverse impact must be mitigated.  In North Carolina, State project, permits, or funding are also covered.

How are properties or districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places?

Applications are submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). SHPO submits recommended applications to the National Park Service which has the final determination of whether a property or district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

What are the benefits of National Register listing?

There are Federal income tax credits and State income tax credits provided  for certified rehabilitations of income producing National Register properties.   The State of North Carolina provides State income tax credits for certified rehabilitations of non-income producing National Register properties.

Is owner consent required for National Register listing?