Procedures for Nominating a Property for Listing in the National Register
The nomination of historic resources in Florida for listing in the National Register is a function of the State Historic Preservation Officer, Florida Division of Historical Resources. Anyone interested in having a particular property listed may submit a nomination proposal to the State Historic Preservation Office. The nomination proposal must meet National Register standards. It is the responsibility of the person submitting the proposal to provide the necessary information and materials. The staff of the Division is available for consultation on preparation of proposals.
- Complete a Preliminary Site Information Questionnaire (pdf)
- If the property appears to be eligible (please review Criteria for Evaluation) and is not already listed in the National Register of Historic Places, staff will send you a Florida Nomination Proposal form (FNP) with instructions on how to complete the form. Please use this form (NOT the form found on the National Park Service's National Register website). Our office will complete the final form and submit it to the Keeper of the National Register.
Upon Receipt of a nomination proposal, the following procedures will be carried out:
- The nomination proposal and all accompanying documentation will be evaluated by the professional staff of the Bureau of Historic Preservation. If possible, a staff member will visit the site as a part of the evaluation process.
- The owner(s) of the property and the chief local elected officials will be notified in writing that the property is being proposed for nomination and given the opportunity to comment on the property.
- The proposal will be submitted for consideration and recommendation by the Florida National Register Review Board which is charged with reviewing all nomination proposals to the National Register of Historic Places from the State of Florida.
- Upon the favorable recommendation of the Review Board, a formal nomination will be prepared for the submission by the State Historic Preservation Officer to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C. Special procedures also exist for processing proposals when the Board and the State Historic Preservation Officer do not agree on the eligibility of the property for listing.
- The Keeper of the National Register and his staff undertake the final review and make the final decision whether or not to list the property. If the owner of a private property objects to the nomination, the property will not be listed, but the site may be submitted to the Keeper of the National Register for a formal determination of eligibility for listing.
- The owner is then notified in writing as to the final decision.