Consultant Lists & SHPO Fees

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is the official state repository for information on federal and state-recognized historic places in Ohio. Ohio Archaeological Inventory, Ohio Historic Inventory, and National Register of Historic Places are available for public research in our office by appointment. To schedule a research appointment call 614.298.2000. Please note, a two-business day notice is needed to allow for staff support. Thank you for your understanding.

Black and white photocopies and printouts – Self Service
Standard$.25 per side
Non-Profit/Government$.15 per side
Student with valid ID$.15 per side
Black and white photocopies and printouts – Staff Generated
Standard$.30 per side
Non-Profit/Government$.20 per side
Student with valid ID$.20 per side
Color Printouts
Standard$.60 per side
Non-Profit/Government$.30 per side
Student with valid ID$.30 per side

Scanned Inventory Records & Historic Tax Credit Applications

Scans of survey reports and Ohio Historic Inventory, Ohio Archaeological Inventory, and National Register of Historic Places records are available in PDF format.

Historic tax credit applications contain sensitive information that will be redacted prior to duplication. Applications, generally consisting of a Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 application, can be reproduced in parts or as a complete file. Each part includes the narrative and drawings up to 11x17 in size. Photos are not included unless specifically requested.

Completion times for tax credit applications can vary and are dependent on the size of the submitted application materials. All orders will be delivered electronically via email, Dropbox or burned to CD and mailed, at cost.

Survey Reports$5.00 per report
National Register of Historic Places$2.00 per nomination
Ohio Archaeological Inventory and Ohio Historic Inventory$.50 per record
Historic Tax Credit applications$.30 per page

Ordering Copies and Scans of SHPO Records

To request hard copies or PDFs of records from the State Historic Preservation Office complete the order form below or call 614.298.2000.

Allow 3-5 business days to complete your order. Orders will be delivered by email or Dropbox. Items can also be mailed USPS on CD for an additional $2.50 per CD. An order form will be included with your order for payment. Payments can be made using a credit card or check. Make checks payable to the Ohio History Connection.

The State Historic Preservation Office retains the right to turn down PDF requests.


Records Search Service

Our records search service provides location-specific cultural resources data specifically for locations within either a one-mile or two-mile radius of your site and can be obtained as a shapefile, for those with GIS capabilities, at no additional charge. The information may be used as appropriate in your submission to SHPO when you initiate consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Please keep in mind that the information provided is for known sites, so it will be necessary to conduct fieldwork to assemble the full array of information needed to meet Section 106 needs.

If you anticipate regular utilization of this service, you may establish a direct bill account with our office. Contact the Grants Manager at 614.298.2000 for application information.

Click here to download the Records Search Service request in PDF format.

To be considered, download and complete a qualification form for one or more of the seven professional fields. Once we receive your completed form and $60 annual fee, we will respond in writing to let you know either that your name will be added to the list or that we need more information. Submit your completed request and $60 fee by check made payable to Ohio History Connection to: Education and Support Services, State Historic Preservation Office, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211-2474.

To qualify, submit documentation showing that you meet the federal professional qualification requirements for one or more of these fields. For Historic Landscape Architecture and Historic Preservation Planning the standards used are those proposed by the National Park Service for these two areas. Archaeologists who have been evaluated and certified by the Register of Professional Archeologists (RPA) are also identified on the list.

By submitting the qualification documentation form, consultants agree to follow SHPO guidance and processes regarding research, scholarship, presentation of prepared documents, and accepted methods for citing and quoting another’s work, published sources, and copyrighted material. They also pledge to carry out work in an ethical and professional manner.

Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and HIstoric Preservation

Proposed Standards for Historic Landscape Architecture

Proposed Standards for Historic Preservation Planning