About the State Historic Preservation Office
Because historic places are critical to quality of life, we will expedite the preservation of places of enduring value.
State Historic Preservation Office
The Society is the federally-designated State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). In partnership with communities, organizations and individuals, the SHPO works to identify, interpret and preserve historic places for the benefit of present and future generations.
Human Burials, Mounds and Cemeteries
The SHPO administers the state’s burial sites preservation program.
National Register and State Register of Historic Places
The SHPO administers the Wisconsin portion of the National Register of Historic Places in partnership with the National Park Service and manages the State Register of Historic Places.
Preserve Your Homes and Properties
The SHPO provides educational resources and assistance in historic preservation to property owners, local organizations and governments.
State Archaeology and Maritime Preservation Program
The SHPO maintains state records on archaeological sites, protects sites on public lands, administers property tax exemptions and provides access to research and public education about Wisconsin’s archaeological resources.
State Historic Preservation Officer Review
The SHPO reviews federal, state and local projects for their effect on historic and archaeological properties.
Tax Credits for Historic Building Rehabilitation
The SHPO certifies historic building rehabilitation projects for state and federal income tax credits.
Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD)
The SHPO maintains historic building, archaeological and burial site inventories.