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State Historic Preservation Officer Review

Compliance staff request that all federal, state, and local review requests be submitted digitally to Please include the appropriate Request for SHPO Comment form and Burial Request to Disturb form, project description, reports, and maps. For archaeological reports, please continue to send one hard copy in the mail in addition to the digital copy. If you are unable to submit a digital project, please contact SHPO compliance staff as soon as possible to discuss options.
State Historic Preservation Office Review

How to Determine if a Project is Federal, State or Local. If you need a letter from the SHPO, start by determining the level of government involvement in your project: federal, state or local. Then you can determine which historic preservation laws apply to your project.


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