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What are the effects when a property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places?

  1. Listing in the National Register gives official recognition to the historic and cultural importance of a property as part of the Nation’s heritage which ought to be preserved.
  2. Properties listed in the National Register or deemed eligible for such listing are afforded protection from adverse impact by projects funded, licensed, or executed by the Federal Government, since Federal projects which affect such properties are subject to review by the State Historic Preservation Officer and, if necessary, the Advisory council on Historic Preservation in Washington, D. C.
  3. Depreciable properties in the National Register can qualify for certified rehabilitation tax credit incentives under the historic preservation provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
  4. Control and authority over the use and disposition of a property listed in the National Register or deemed eligible for such listing remain solely with the owner unless he has applied for and received a matching grant or other Federal funding, or is participating in a rehabilitation tax credit project.  Listing in the National Register does not mean that limitations will be placed on the property by the Federal government.  Public visitation rights are not required by the owner.