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Contact Information and Guidance 

Pennsylvania Above Ground Survey (PAGS) 

For information about the PAGS program, contact Elizabeth Shultz at elishultz@pa.gov or (717) 346-9568.

PAGS Guidance

  • Guidelines for Recording Buildings in Pennsylvania: These guidelines replace the PA SHPO’s How to Complete the Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form guidance from November 2014. The Historic Resource Survey Form, or HRSF, was retired in February 2021. Information about older and historic places, including buildings, landscapes, archaeological sites, and bridges, is now submitted to the PA SHPO through PA-SHARE.  While PA SHPO no longer uses the HRSF, the same information is collected through PA-SHARE.
  • Worksheet for Recording Buildings in Pennsylvania: This is the same worksheet that is included in the Guidelines, just available on its own as a separate fillable PDF for users. This can also be printed and filled out by hand. Do not submit the worksheet to PA SHPO in place of completing the PA-SHARE online form. The worksheet is intended to be a tool to assist users in the collection of information for buildings and using PA-SHARE. Resources must be submitted through PA-SHARE.

Pennsylvania Archaeological Site Survey (PASS) 

For information about the PASS program, contact Taylor Napoleon at tnapoleon@pa.gov.

PASS Guidance

PA SHPO is currently updating and creating guidance to help submitters record and update archaeological sites in PA-SHARE. When available, the updated guidance will be available here.