CCT: Nomination Process
Programs

 

Process for Enrolling a Property in the STATE REGISTER of Historic Places

 

 

REQUEST INFORMATION

 

Interested parties should begin with a call or e-mail to the State Register Coordinator at the SHPO, or visit our website at http://www.cultureandtourism.org. The staff can provide preliminary information on how to prepare a nomination.  Staff may request photos or a brief description via e-mail or even schedule a site visit to determine preliminary eligibility.

 

PREPARE THE NOMINATION

 

A nomination form for the district or individual property is prepared with help from locally knowledgeable persons or by a professionally qualified consultant. The form is submitted to the staff electronically along with images and a map.

 

Photos

 

If taken digitally (recommended) images may be pasted into a processing document and should be placed two to a page with numbers and captions beneath. They should document the appearance of the property, including, where appropriate, photographs of outbuildings and landscaping features of significance in addition to the main structure. Photos should be referenced in the building description and must be legible after they are photocopied.

 

Maps

 

Maps should include the nearest major cross streets and be no larger than 8.5 inches x 11 inches. Copies of Tax Assessorís maps that show parcel boundaries and streets are ideal.

 

 

STAFF REVIEW

 

Once a nomination is received, SHPO staff will notify the applicant if additional information is needed and may schedule a site visit at this time if one hasnít already been done.  In the case of a district, the approximate boundaries of the area under consideration may be delineated by a staff field visit.  The SHPO staff evaluates the background information on the proposed individual property or district within 90 days of receipt of the completed historical and visual documentation.

 

Staff revisions are compiled and several rounds of additional information or edits may be requested. Final submission to SHPO for distribution to the Historic Preservation Council (HPC) must be received at least three weeks prior to the meeting at which the nomination will be heard.

 

OWNER NOTIFICATION

 

Once the State Historic Preservation Officer signs the State Register nomination and at least five business days before the HPC Meeting, a letter is sent certified, return receipt requested to the owner, municipality, applicant and/or other interested parties.  The letter will inform them that the nomination is on the HPCís agenda and of the date, time and location of the meeting.  Please note that priority will be given to nominated properties under imminent threat of demolition or adverse alteration.

 

If a district is approved for State Register study, the Chief Executive Officer of the municipality is notified by certified mail, return receipt requested, of the approximate area approved for State Register study and a copy of the notification letter is sent to the applicant.  If an individual property is approved for State Register study, the applicant and/or owner is notified by certified mail, return receipt requested, and a copy of the letter is sent to the Chief Executive Officer of the municipality.  If a district or individual property is not approved for State Register study, the State Historic Preservation Officer will notify the applicant.

 

PRESENTATION AT COUNCIL MEETING

 

Staff presents the nomination to the HPC meeting. The HPC generally meets the first Wednesday of every month at 9:30 at the SHPO office, One Constitution Plaza, Second Floor in Hartford. The individuals who prepare State Register inventory-nomination forms are encouraged to attend the HPC meeting at which the forms they prepared are evaluated. All interested parties are welcome to attend and may submit information, including letters of support or objection.  Parties are encouraged to submit these letters prior to the meeting, but they will also be accepted during the meeting. A majority of the HPC must vote to approve the district or individual property nomination to the State Register. 

 

NOTIFICATION OF LISTING

 

If a property is approved, a letter is sent certified, return receipt requested, to the applicant and owner. In the case of a single property the owner is notified.  In the case of a district, the Chief Elected Official of the municipality is notified.

 

If a property is not approved for study, a letter sent to applicant return receipt requested informing them of non-approval.


 

Form

 

Form Instructions



The owners of a State Register property or of a property within a State Register district may purchase a plaque from the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic and Community Development  

 





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