A preservation easement, also known as a preservation restriction, must be placed on the property following project completion. HRF Grantors are required to provide the SHPO with a preservation restriction of limited duration on the property that is the beneficiary of funding. Under the terms of the preservation restriction, the property owner agrees to:
- not perform any work on the property other than routine maintenance without the permission of the SHPO;
- ensure reasonable public access to the property for the purpose of viewing the state-funded work;
- maintain adequate insurance on the property; and
- not change the use of the property or subdivide the property without the prior consent of the SHPO.
The duration of a preservation restriction is determined by the amount of grant funds awarded upon completion of the project. The duration of the easement follows the below schedule.
- $0-$20,000: five year preservation restriction
- $20,0001 to $50,000: ten year preservation restriction
- $50,0001 to $100,000: fifteen-year preservation restriction
- $100,000 to $200,000: twenty-year preservation restriction
For more information on the preservation easement program, review the program brochure or contact:
Julie Carmelich, Historian
450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 5
Hartford, CT 06103