What is the difference between national and local historic designation?
Properties listed in the National Register are eligible for preservation tax credits and preservation grants, and receive some protection from the potential adverse effects of federal projects.

Local governments can adopt a historic preservation zoning ordinance, which enables them to designate properties of historical or architectural significance. The ordinance protects historic properties by requiring approval before property owners can build, demolish or make alterations within designated areas.

For more information, visit http://shpo.sc.gov/pubs/Documents/htln2-13.pdf.

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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?