National Register of Historic Places

PLEASE NOTE: The June 11, 2020 National Register Advisory Committee (NRAC) meeting has been rescheduled to August 20, 2020. For more information about meeting details and updates on how to view the meeting, please visit the Secretary of State's Public Meetings Calendar and search “National Register Advisory Committee.”

Review the entirety of North Carolina listings in the National Register of Historic Places (as a PDF report or on a single web page), their nominations, and site locations in HPOWEB (not including archaeological listings).  Nomination PDFs for listings made since 2006 are created from digital nomination files and include color digital photographs. PDFs of nominations prior to 2006 are made from scans of paper photocopies of nominations. All are searchable insofar as possible, though some PDFs made from scans of older, faded photocopies may not be fully searchable. 

Review all North Carolina Multiple Property Documentation Form listings in the National Register.


Survey and National Register Branch, with map showing staff service regions and staff contact information. 

Nomination Preparers:
Practical Advice for Preparing National Register Nominations in North Carolina 
Digital Photography Policy 

Study List applications are available as attachments to e-mail. See How to Request and Submit a Study List Application

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts worthy of preservation for their significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, and culture. Though the National Register is a federal program, nominations are submitted by the states through state historic preservation offices.

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office has developed the following information sheets to describe the National Register of Historic Places, the meaning and advantages of listing in the Register, and the procedures for nominating properties to the Register.

# 1: What is the National Register of Historic Places?
# 2: National Register Criteria for Evaluation
# 3: How Historic Properties are Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
# 4: The National Register of Historic Places in North Carolina: Facts and Figures
# 5: Procedure for Supporting or Objecting to National Register Listing

In North Carolina, the placement of a property or district on the "Study List" is the first step towards nomination to the National Register. See the following for more information:

The Study List and the National Register in North Carolina

Other National Register materials:

2020 National Register Advisory Committee (NRAC) Meeting Calendar and deadlines
NRAC Meeting Minutes and Lists of Approved Properties. Lists for past meetings include properties and districts recommended by the NRAC for nomination to the National Register and approved for the Study List for potential nomination. Minutes include full agendas. 
Consultants for National Register nominations 
Plaques and Markers for National Register properties.


Link to the National Park Service National Register Programs Home Page