What type of information will be gathered about my property?
For properties that fit the criteria, the survey team will take photographs of the front elevation and an angled view. If a property has a historically significant outbuilding or landscape feature not visible from the street, they will ask for your permission to gain access to those resources.

The information collected will focus on the building’s architecture, including building type and form, historic details, materials on exterior walls, configuration of porches, types of windows, etc. The process is outlined in the SHPO Survey Manual.

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1. What is a Historic Resources Survey?
2. What will I see happening in my neighborhood during the survey?
3. What type of information will be gathered about my property?
4. How will this affect the owners of properties determined to be historic?
5. What is the difference between national and local historic designation?
6. Will the survey cause owners’ property taxes to increase?
7. Will the survey affect owners’ ability to modify, rehab and/or demolish their property?
8. What are the benefits of historic designation?
9. How can I learn more about Historic Resources and this process?
10. Whom do I contact for more information?