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Visitation Policy

Survey and National Register Branch - Raleigh

Please note that the HPO online map services, HPOWEB and Advanced User HPOWEB, provide more accurate and more up-to-date data than our old paper maps, with search tools, map export capability, and direct links to National Register nominations from site locations. Site locations are no longer marked on paper maps. Environmental Review consultants and other agency staff rarely have need to use the HPO map room. 

Visitation Policy
Pursuant to the North Carolina Administrative Code, Section .1500

Access to the maps and files held by the Survey and National Register Branch in Archives/State Library Building at 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh, and in the survey file room in the basement of the building, will be by appointment only, as follows:

  • Anyone who is not staff of the State Historic Preservation Office is required to make an appointment.
  • Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the time of the visit.
  • Appointments will be scheduled based on the availability of staff to assist visitors.
  • Appointments must be made for use of the survey file room in the basement of the building (919-814-6593 or 919-814-6594; room G33).
  • At most, two visitors will be permitted in either the file room at any given time. When you make your appointment be sure to indicate if you will be bringing another person.
  • Each of the Survey and National Register Branch's public workspaces is also someone's office. Visitors are requested to work quietly. Use of cell phones, pagers, and other electronic communication devices is prohibited in the office and file room areas.
  • Access to certain areas may be restricted for reasons of safety and security.
  • Survey and National Register Branch staff have priority for copy machine usage.

If you cannot keep an appointment, please call the appropriate Survey and National Register Branch repository. This is a courtesy to both Survey and National Register staff and other individuals needing access to the maps and files and will allow "emergency" appointments to be worked in.

The primary purpose of the visitation policy is to ensure easy and efficient use of materials held by the Survey and National Register Branch that are related to the North Carolina inventory of historic structures. Your cooperation and consideration in following this policy is appreciated.