NC State Historic Preservation Office

What We Do

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assists private citizens, private institutions, local governments, and agencies of state and federal government in the identification, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of properties significant in North Carolina history and archaeology. The agency carries out state and federal preservation programs and is a section within the Division of Historical Resources, Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR). The office serves as the staff of the state historic preservation officer, who is the NCDNCR Deputy Secretary for the Office of Archives and History, and as staff of the North Carolina Historical Commission in the review of state and federal development projects that might affect historic North Carolina properties.

Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery

-- Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund -- The National Park Service (NPS) awarded the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (HPO) funding to provide recovery assistance to historic resources damaged by Hurricanes Florence and/or Michael that are listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. • 61 eligible counties • $9.17 million in grants • 22 projects funded
--- Preparedness and Recovery -- June 1st kicks off the Atlantic hurricane season. Did you know that that rainstorms and tornadoes in early 2020 caused enough damage in Western North Carolina to warrant a federal disaster declaration? Or that there have already been multiple named storms in 2020 that have impacted the North Carolina coast and piedmont? Have you developed your disaster preparedness and recovery plan? We would love to help!

NCHPO Contact Information

109 E. Jones Street, 2nd Floor
Mail Service Center 4617
Raleigh NC 27601

Phone: (919) 814-6570

Fax: (919) 814-6898

Fed Ex/UPS address: 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh NC 27601

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