Identifying Historic Resources

Identifying Historic Resources

Vermont's historic resources include buildings, structures, landscapes, and archaeological sites, both on land and underwater. If you want to know the historic status of your property or learn about the history of your community, please use our Online Resource Center.

Determination of Eligibility Form (MS Word)

A "Determination of Eligibility" is a decision regarding whether or not a district, site, building, structure or object meets the National Register Criteria for Evaluation. Use this form to start the process of requesting a Determination of Eligibility from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. Instructions on how to complete the form, required attachments and where to submit it are on the form itself.

Historic Sites and Structures Survey

The Historic Sites and Structures Survey (HSSS) is an inventory of Vermont’s historic buildings and structures that are significant for their historic, architectural, and/or engineering merit.

State Register of Historic Places 

The State Register of Historic Places is the official list of Vermont’s historic places that are significant for their historic, architectural, engineering, or archaeological merit.

National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

Vermont Archaeological Inventory 

The Vermont Archaeological Inventory (VAI) documents Vermont’s rich archaeological heritage. The VAI contains over 6,000 individual records of recorded archaeological sites.

Historic Preservation and Archaeology Consultant Lists  

Consultants on these lists have attended the Annual Consultant Training and are qualified to work in Vermont.

Barn Census 

The Vermont Barn Census is a statewide inventory of Vermont’s barns that will establish the foundation for further efforts to preserve these important historic resources.

State-Owned Historic Sites

The state owns and maintains a wide range of historic sites that are open to the public.

Roadside Historic Markers 

Unveiled in 1947 by the Vermont Legislature, the Roadside Historic Site Marker program has proven an effective way to commemorate Vermont’s many people, events, and places of regional, statewide, or national significance.

Contact Us

Devin Colman, State Architectural Historian
802-828-3043

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

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