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Certified Local Government Historic Preservation Program in Wisconsin

The Certified Local Government program was enacted as part of the National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1980 and has been established in Wisconsin to further encourage and assist historic preservation by local governments.

Click to see a map of CLGs.

A Certified Local Government (CLG) is any city, village, county, or town that has been certified by Wisconsin's State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and the Department of the Interior as meeting the following basic criteria:

1. Enforces appropriate local ordinance for the designation and protection of historic properties.

2. Has established a qualified historic preservation commission by local ordinance.

3. Maintains a system for the survey and inventory of local historic properties.

4. Provides for public participation in the local historic preservation program.

Go to the following links to learn more about the CLG program in Wisconsin:


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