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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.

Pending State and National Register of Historic Places Actions

Materials related to proposed State and National Register Determinations of Eligibility, listings, and delistings can be found here.

Determination of Eligibility 

A Determination of Eligibility is a decision regarding whether or not a district, site, building, structure or object meets the State or National Register Criteria for Evaluation. Information for requesting a Determination of Eligibility from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation can be found here. 

The Online Resource Center (ORC)

Online access to all of the Division for Historic Preservation’s documents related to historic preservation activities throughout the state since the 1960s.

Vermont Architectural Resource Inventory

The Vermont Architectural Resource Inventory is a compilation of survey information about buildings throughout the state.

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.

Guidelines for Conducting Archaeology in Vermont

These guidelines should be utilized by consultants when conducting archaeology in Vermont.

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.

National Historic Landmarks

National Historic Landmarks are cultural properties designated by the Secretary of the Interior as being nationally significant.

Historic Preservation and Archaeology Consultant Lists  

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

Online Resources for Vermont Architectural History

A list of online resources for maps, photographs, architectural plans, and publications related to Vermont's architectural history. 

Photographic Documentation Requirements for Historic Structures 

If your project involves the substantial alteration, relocation, or demolition of a historic resource, you may need to prepare a Historic Resource Documentation Package prior to starting the project.