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Get details on the permits, qualifications and reporting requirements needed to conduct research on State Archeological Preserves.
See what it takes to qualify an area as a State Archaeological Preserve. Find a list of currently designated preserves.
Certified Local Government Program
Get details on applying for this designation, an essential first step before a historic preservation project can qualify for special grants and programs.
Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA)
Learn about the state's legal recourse after unreasonable destruction to our natural resources or historic structures.
Connecticut Environmental Protection Act
Learn about the state's legal recourse after unreasonable destruction to our natural resources or historic structures under the Connecticut Environmental Protection Act.
Connecticut Freedom Trail
Learn how sites associated with African-American history or state heritage can be listed on the Connecticut Freedom Trail.
Environmental Review Procedures
Learn how the state helps evaluate the environmental impact of a proposed project on a historic resource.
Historic Cemeteries and Gravestone Protection
Learn the right procedure for restoring, improving or changing a protected ancient burial ground.
Historic Preservation College Internship Program
Learn how to apply for internships that give students hands-on experience in many facets of historic preservation.
Hurricane Sandy Program
The SHPO’s Hurricane Sandy program did not just assist property owners with repairs. The SHPO’s team also surveyed thousands of historic properties, developed GIS databases, assisted towns with resiliency planning, nominated properties to the National Registers of Historic Places—and much more!
Local Historic District and Property Designations
Learn how a municipality can establish historic districts and properties. Discover SHPO training for municipal officials and local historic preservation officials.
Minority & Women's History
Find out about studies that can support nominations to the National and State Registers of Historic Places.
National Historic Landmarks
Learn how the National Park Service evaluates a historic site for this special designation.
National Register of Historic Places
Learn the eligibility requirements and application procedure to have a historic site listed on the National Register.
Order a Plaque
See how to order a plaque for properties listed on the State or National Registers of Historic Places.