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How to Complete the National Register Forms

The National Park Service provides guidance on how to document, evaluate, and nominate historically significant properties to the National Register of Historic Places. This information is available in PDF format and can be accessed from the links below.

The National Register of Historic Places

Answers to Questions for Owners of Historic Properties

How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation

How to Complete the National Register Registration Form

How to Complete the National Register Multiple Property Documentation Form

Researching a Historic Property

How to Prepare National Historic Landmark Nominations

Historic Residential Suburbs: Guidelines for Evaluation and Documentation for the National Register of Historic Places

Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Historic Aviation Properties

Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Historic Aids to Navigation to the National Register of Historic Places

Guidelines for Identifying, Evaluating, and Registering America’s Historic Battlefields

Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Cemeteries and Burial Places

How to Evaluate and Nominate Designed Historic Landscapes

Guidelines for Identifying, Evaluating and Registering Historic Mining Properties

Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Properties that have Achieved Significance Within the Past Fifty Years

How to Apply the National Register Criteria to Post Offices

Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Rural Historic Landscapes

Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Properties Associated with Significant Persons

Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Traditional Cultural Properties

Nominating Historic Vessels and Shipwrecks to the National Register of Historic Places

Defining Boundaries for National Register Properties

How to Improve the Quality of Photographs for National Register Nomination Bulletin

National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Survey Photo Policy

Photograph Policy Update

Using the UTM Grid System to Record Historic Sites