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National Register of Historic Places 

Preliminary Information Form (PDF) - To help facilitate review by SHPO staff during the coronavirus pandemic, please submit your Preliminary Information Form and supporting materials via e-mail only whenever possible. Please submit the completed form plus copies of historical background material and photographs as attachments (no more than 25MB total file size) to vharness@scdah.sc.gov. Hard copy submittals will continue to be accepted by mail, but please be aware that responses may be delayed. You will receive an acknowledgment e-mail as soon as possible after we receive your submittal.
National Register Plaque/Certificate Order Form (PDF) - Due to the coronavirus pandemic, until further notice we will no longer be processing new orders for National Register plaques. Questions regarding plaque orders may be submitted to bsauls@scdah.sc.gov.

Submittal Requirements for National Register Nominations (PDF)

Statewide Survey of Historic Properties

Survey Form (PDF)

Tax Incentives

Application for 25% State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit for Owners of Historic Homes
Application for 20% Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit for Income-Producing Buildings

Historical Marker Program

Historical Marker Application (DOC) - To help facilitate review by SHPO staff during the coronavirus pandemic, please submit State Historical Marker applications and supporting materials via e-mail whenever possible. The hard copy application with research fee should continue to be submitted by postal service, but please submit a copy of the completed form plus copies of historical background material as attachments (no more than 25MB total file size) by e-mail to ebreeden@scdah.sc.gov. Please be aware that responses may be delayed for submittals received as hard copy only. You will receive an acknowledgment e-mail as soon as possible after we receive your submittal.

The company that manufactures the markers (Sewah Studios in Marietta, Ohio) is closed until at least April 6, 2020, due to the coronavirus. Sponsors should expect delays in the production of markers.​​​​​​​

Review & Compliance/Section 106

Section 106 Project Review Form (PDF)
DHEC-OCRM Project Review Form (PDF)     Instructions (PDF)
Historic Building Supplement (PDF)     Instructions (PDF)