Questionnaire & Nomination Process

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) looks forward to working with you as you prepare the National Register nomination for your property.​

​Nominations prepared for properties in Ohio are submitted to and processed by the State Historic Preservation Office before being sent to the National Park Service (NPS). The State Historic Preservation Office is the official representative of the National Park Service in guiding and reviewing Ohio nominations made to the National Register. It is our responsibility to ensure that nominations are technically complete and accurate and that they meet the nomination criteria for eligibility before they are sent to the National Park Service.​

In Ohio, the first step is to complete a National Register Preliminary Questionnaire which is designed to help determine whether a property or district is likely to qualify for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Please send your National Register Preliminary Questionnaire to our office electronically by using the applicable submission document below.

Download the Preliminary Questionnaire

Individual property submission in PDF format

Individual property submission in MS Word format

Historic District submission in PDF format

Historic District submission in MS Word format

Submit a Preliminary Questionnaire & Supporting Documentation Electronically