Online Inventory Data Submission App

I-Form is an Internet-based application developed by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of Ohio History Connection to facilitate the completion and submission of Ohio Historic Inventory and Ohio Archaeological Inventory forms online.

The inventory program was developed to serve as an accurate and continuing record of the architectural and historic properties currently existing in the state. The Ohio Historic Inventory is used to record basic information on historic properties in Ohio. Since 1974, over 100,000 historic properties have been entered into the records of the Ohio Historic Inventory.

The Ohio Historic Inventory is used by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) staff, various state, local, and federal agencies, and by the public for making land-use planning, urban development, and road-improvement decisions. In addition, the inventory serves as an official archive and body of information for researchers and property owners.

The Ohio Historic Inventory Form consists of a single-page, two-sided questionnaire that gives a complete but succinct description and history of a building, site, structure, or object. The form is divided into six basic categories: Identification, Location, Background, Architectural Data, Additional Information, and Photographic Documentation. The form is printed on archival paper.

It is important for both new and returning I-Form users to review the IV V4 Frequently Asked Questions and Latest Updates! before completing the form.


What are the System Requirements?

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  • IForm V4 Requirements System Requirements:
  • 2 Ghz (or better) Processor
  • Windows XP/Windows 7 (Macintosh version not available)
  • 3 GB RAM · 17 inch monitor (or larger) with 1600 x 900 resolution (or higher)
  • Broadband DSL or Cable Internet access

What Does the Form Do?

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  • Provides a brief description of the location, background, and architecture of a building, site, structure, or object of architectural or historical significance.
  • Becomes an essential reference for organizing community preservation efforts and can be used as a guide for safeguarding Ohio's historical and architectural resources.
  • Serves as an important database for the State Historic Preservation Office's computerization efforts.

What Doesn't the Form Do?

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  • Does not automatically nominate or indicate acceptance of a property to the National Register of Historic Places. However, it may serve to bring an eligible property to the attention of local and state governing bodies.
  • Is not intended to be the complete story on a given property; it is an inventory. The pertinent information should be necessarily brief and condensed, hence the need for accurate and informative documentation.
  • Is not a form of protection for a historic resource, nor does it provide property owners with a list of do's and don'ts.

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