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Forms and Guidance

Note: all of the files on this page are in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel or Adobe Acrobat format


 

Project Review Forms

  
  
  
Guidelines for Architectural Investigations in Pennsylvania. Updated Dec 2014.
  
Historic Resource Report Summary Form
  
Survey Guidelines for Pipeline Projects - Above Ground Resources June 2013
  
Instructions for Map Submissions.
  
Complete this form prior to visiting the SHPO Research Room
  
Project Review Form Request to Initiate SHPO Consultation on State and Federal Undertakings
  
Guidelines for Project with Potential Visual Effects
  
Survey Guidelines for Pipeline Projects Above Ground Resources
  
SHPO Archaeological Negative Survey Form
  
SHPO Archaeological Record Disturbance
  
SHPO Archaeological Report Summary Form
  
SHPO Avoidance Monitoring Form
  
Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations in Pennsylvania
  
Isolated Find or Non-Site Collection Documentation
  
SHPO Environmental Reviewers - Archaeology
  
SHPO Environmental Reviewers – Above Ground
  
Statewide Pre-Contact Probability Model Testing Methodology Form

Above Ground Resources Forms

  
  
  
Guidelines for Architectural Investigations in Pennsylvania. Updated Dec 2014.
  
Use this worksheet as a model for your historic district inventory.
  
Historic Resource Report Summary Form
  
Survey Guidelines for Pipeline Projects - Above Ground Resources June 2013
  
Instructions for Map Submissions.
  
This form allows for more detail about agricultural features; use in place of HRSF
  
Complete this form prior to visiting the SHPO Research Room
  
Bridge Survey Form
  
A supplemental form for recording building complexes such as farms with outbuildings or small crossroad villages.
  
Guidelines for Project with Potential Visual Effects September 2014
  
Instructions on how to complete Pennsylvania's Historic Resource Survey Form
  
Abbreviated Historic Resource Survey Form Guidance
  
Abbreviated Historic Resource Survey Form
  
Form for recording historic standing structures in Pennsylvania
  
Form for recording industrial resources; use in place of the standard HRSF
  
Researcher's Guide for Documenting and Evaluating Railroads
  
SHPO Environmental Reviewers – Above Ground

​Below Ground Resources Forms

  
  
  
Instructions for Map Submissions.
  
Complete this form prior to visiting the SHPO Research Room
  
Form for recording industrial resources; use in place of the standard HRSF
  
Annual PASS Report
  
Pennsylvania Archaeological Site Survey Form
  
Some helpful tips for filling out the PASS form
  
Archaeological Site Identification Guidelines
  
Isolated Find or Non-Site Collection Documentation
  
SHPO Environmental Reviewers - Archaeology

Cemetery Forms

  
  
  
Instructions for Historic Cemetery Plot and Marker Survey Form
  
Instructions for Cemetery General Survey Form
  
Cemetery Main Survey Form

National Register Forms

  
  
  
Guidelines for Architectural Investigations in Pennsylvania. Updated Dec 2014.
  
Instructions for Map Submissions.
  
Instructions on how to complete Pennsylvania's Historic Resource Survey Form
  
Form for recording historic standing structures in Pennsylvania
  
How to Prepare a Historic Context for Individual Properties and Historic Districts
  
Guidelines for National Register Submissions, 2014 update
  
National Register Notification Sheet 2015
  
National Register of Historic Places Fact Sheet 2015
  
Return policy for technically incomplete National Register nominations
  
Priorities for National Register Nomination Processing
  
National Register review regions
  
Updated photography policy for National Register of Historic Places, Revised March 2008

Rehabilitation Tax Credit Forms

  
  
  
Additional instructions and guidance to complete tax credit application
  
Amendments for rehabilitation tax credits
  
Amendments for phased projects
  
Amendments for completed projects
  
Guidance for lead based paint abatement
  
Supplemental Application - Part 1 - Evaluation of Significance
  
Supplemental Application - Part 2 - Description of Rehabilitation
  
Supplemental Application - Part 3 - Request for Certification of Completed Work
  
Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
  
Tax Act Fact Sheet
  
Guidance for window replacement
  
Rehabilitation tax credit work write up

Historical Marker Forms

  
  
  
Historical Marker Nomination Form 2015
  
2017 Historical Marker Scavenger Hunt

State Museum Forms

  
  
  
State Museum of Pennsylvania Section of Archaeology Volunteer Form
  
State Museum of Pennsylvania Curation Guidelines 2006
  
Artifact accessions form and gift agreement
  
Sample box label for artifacts
  
Sample box lot inventory for artifacts
  
Sample letter for artifact transfer to The State Museum
  
Sample for artifact packing list
  
Sample letter for rejection of artifact gift agreement

Community Forms

  
  
  
How to establish a local historic district under the PA Historic District Act (Act 167 of 1961)
  
A checklist for municipalities to take action on preserving their historic places
  
A Manual for PA Historical Architectural Review Boards and Historical Commissions
  
Process to complete a comprehensive historic preservation plan
  
How to apply to become a certified local government in Pennsylvania
  
Certified local government grant guidelines and instructions
  
Certified local government annual report form
  
Certified local government grant application
  
Certified Local Government Program Guidelines
  
Map of regions for community preservation coordinators
  
How to designate Historic Districts in Pennsylvania
  
Alternatives for reducing flood-related damage in historic communities, Milton, PA 2002
  
Statewide flood risk map with percent housing stock built before 1960
  
How to incorporate archaeology into municipal planning documents

Cultural Resources GIS Forms

  
  
  
Instructions for Map Submissions.
  
Complete this form prior to visiting the SHPO Research Room
  
Cultural Resources Geographic Information System terms and conditions
  
How to find a National Register listed property using Cultural Resources Geographic Information System
  
How to start using Cultural Resources Geographic Information System
  
Guide for using the map tools in Cultural Resources Geographic Information System
  
Guide for the Ask ReGIS database query tool
  
Guide for understanding and interpreting your search results
  
Using the Pre-Contact Probability Model

Grants Forms

The following forms are for reference only, with the exception of the Historical Marker nomination and Certified Local Government grant application. Otherwise please use the eGrant system to submit grant applications.

  
  
  
How to apply to become a certified local government in Pennsylvania
  
Certified local government grant guidelines and instructions
  
Certified local government grant application
  
Historic preservation grants criteria for evaluation
  
Keystone historic preservation construction grants application
  
Keystone historic preservation project grants application
  
Hurricane Sandy Grant Program Guidelines and Requirements

Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Forms

  
  
  
CDBG/HUD HOME  HOUSING  REHABILITATION PROGRAM
  
MBE/WBE Plans for CSBG ARRA Grantees
  
SHPO CONSULTATION FORM FOR CDBG SMALL COMMUNITIES