Archeological Artifacts Curation Fees Table (as of July 2008)  
[Long description]
Key
cf = cubic foot
li = linear inch
lf = linear foot
fpd = field person days
* see report for discussion of "Included in artifacts fee"
Repository State 2007/8 Artifact Fee / Structure 2002 Artifact Fee / Structure 1997/98 Artifact Fee / Structure Year Fees Instituted
Alabama -$330 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$175 / cf / Maintenance / 1-time
-$90 / cf / Processing / 1-time
-$6.21 / cf / Annual / Increase 5% yearly
-$150 / cf / 1-time
-$5.36 / cf / annual
-$400 / cf / rehab
1993
Alaska -Case-by-case -Not contacted. -Not contacted. 1990s
-$500 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -Not contacted. -Not contacted. 1998
-$500 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$450 / cf / Curation / 1-time
-$10 / cf / Temporary / monthly
-$20 / hr / Processing if not shelf-ready / 1-time
-$45 / box / 1-time
-$20 / box / processing
-$145 / box / annual
2002
-$200-500 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity / Negotiable -Not contacted. -Not contacted. Late 1990s
Arizona -$593 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$225 / box / registration fee
-$30 / gb
-$27 / fpd plus $280
-$200 / cf
-$10 / individual artifact
-$8.50 / fpd plus $140
-$33.75 / fpd plus $260 / 1-time
-8% increase assessed every year after 2 years.
1970s
-$350 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$35 / Individual cataloged artifact
-$250 / lot / bag / Bulk cataloged / 1-time
-$25 / Individual cataloged artifact
-$200 / cf / 1-time
-$15 / individual artifacts
1990-91
-Not at the moment, re-examining possibility. -$155 / cf / 1-time -Not contacted. 1980s
-$20 / fpd
-$100 / Minimum / 1-time
-Not contacted. However, was $15 / fpd. -Not contacted. 1993
Arkansas -Combined with another repository. -Combined with another repository. -$98 / (26x16x3) box / 1-time 1986
-$250 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$250 / cf / 1-time
-$125 / Minimum / 1-time
-$185 / cf / 1-time 1980
California -$1000 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity / 1st 5 boxes
-$850 / box / next 5 boxes
-$700 / box / next 10 boxes
-$600 / box / 21-40 boxes
-$500 (min) / box / 41+ boxes
-$1000 / box - $500 / box / 1-time for 1st 5 boxes w/ descending rate -$1000 / box - $500 / box / 1-time for 1st 5 boxes w/ descending rate 1995
-$800 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$1500 / cf / 1-time
-$1000 / cf / oversized / 1-time
-$750 / box / 1-time 1988
-$250 / box / Processing new collections / 1-time
-$10 / hr / Processing over 20 hrs
-$750 / box / Curation of new & currently accessioned collections / 1-time
-$50 / hr / Staff member
-$250 / box / Processing new collections / 1-time
-$750 / box / Curation of new & currently accessioned collections / 1-time
-$200 / box / Revitalization / 1-time
-$1000 / cf / Processing and curation of oversized materials / 1-time
-$1000 / cf / 1-time
-In the middle of revising fee structure.
1994
-$400 / box / Processing & curation / 1-time -$400 / cf / Processing & curation / 1-time -Not contacted. 1990s
-$700 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$600 / box / 1-time
-$150 / box & $50 / box / 5-year renewable contract/annual
-$250 / box / Revitalization
-$150 / box / NAGPRA
-$600 / box / 1-time
-$150 / box / 1st year of 5 year contract & $50 / annual thereafter
-$250 / box / revitalization
-$150 / box / NAGPRA
1998
-$750 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$750 / box / 1-time -$500 / box / 1-time 1983
-$1000 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$500 / box / 1-time -$500 / box / 1-time 1982
-Case-by-case -Not contacted. -Not contacted. Long time (Unknown)
-$72.50 / box or tray / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$7.25 / box (Storage container)
-$21.75 / tray (Storage container)
-Not contacted. -Not contacted. 1980s
-$600 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -Not contacted. -Not contacted. 1980s
-$150 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -Not contacted. -Not contacted. 2000
-$1200 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$70 / cf / Annual maintenance
-Not contacted. -Not contacted. 2008
Colorado -$500 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$125 / box / 1-time
-$10 / isolated find
-$20 / hr / Bring up to standards
-$10 / cf / Temporary curation
-$125 / box / 1-time
-$10 / isolated find
-$20 / hr to bring up to standards
-$10 / cf temporary curation
1996
-$275 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$175 / half-box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$100 / qtr-box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$50 / less than qtr-box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-Oversized items are billed based on actual space taken
-$275 / box / 1-time
-$175 / half-box / 1-time
-$100 / qtr-box / 1-time
-$50 / less than qtr-box / 1-time
-Oversized items are billed based on actual space taken
-$275 / box / 1-time
-$175 / half-box / 1-time
-$100 / quarter-box / 1-time
-$50 / less than quarter-box / 1-time
1997
-$300 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$300 / cf / 1-time -$230 / cf - $60 / quarter-box / 1-time 1970s
-$314 / Accessioning fee / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$445 / Hollinger box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-Not contacted. -Not contacted. 2002-3
Connecticut -$300 / (12x12x15 in.) box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$200 / cf / 1-time -$200 / cf / 1-time 1989
Delaware -No fees, but soon. -No fees. -No fees. N/A
District of Columbia -No fees, but soon. -No fees. -No fees. N/A
Florida -$1500 / collection / Museum approximates how much cf the collection will need -$200 / cf / 1-time
-Increased 5% annually
-Museum approximates how much cf the collection will need and charges by cf
-$150 / cf / 1-time
-Increased 10% annually
1980s
Georgia -$250 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$20 / cf / Annual
-$250 / box w/ 2 box minimum / 1-time
-$20 / cf per year w/ 2-box minimum / Negotiated for a period up to 10 years total of $200 / cf
-The term contract is renewable.
-$200 / box / 10-year contract, 2-box minimum 1989
-$175 / Bankers box / 1-time / In-perpetuity, soon to be $200 -$175 / cf / 1-time
-$25 / cf / Processing
-$200 / cf / 1-time 1988
Hawaii -No fees, but soon. -No established fee. -$65 / box, but never imposed. N/A
Idaho -$31.48 / hr / 8 objects / Processing / 1-time
-1-time fee in-perpetuity / annual fee in discussion
-$30.55 / hr / 8 objects / Processing / 1-time
-1-time fee in-perpetuity / annual fee in discussion
-$30.85 / 12 artifacts / 1-time 1980s
-$498 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$2.32 / object / In-perpetuity -$498 / cf / 1-time -$2.32 / object -Will negotiate if guidelines met & Access catalog disk submitted. -$367 / cf / 1-time processing 1987
-$5 / cf / Annual -$96 / 100 bags / 1-time processing and/or entry, plus maintenance. -Not contacted. 2000
Illinois -$250 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$250 / cf / 1-time -$250 / cf / 1-time 1980s
Indiana -Contacted, couldn't answer questions. -$300 / box w/ 1 exception / 1-time
-Fees increase $25 / year except for one 10-year contract remaining at $125 / box.
-$175 / cf / 10-year periods 1979
-$200 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$200 / cf / 1-time
-Processing negotiable
-Not contacted. 1991
Iowa -$350 / cf / 1-time/ In-perpetuity / Minimum of .01 cf
-$30 / Per Accession / Site
-$35 / hr / Preparation fee if not curation ready.
-$300 / cf
-$20 / Per Accession / Site
-$25 / hr / Preparation fee if not curation ready.
-$250 / cf / 1-time processing 1986
Kansas -$350 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$75 / box / 1-time -$75 / box up to 3 boxes
-$20 / box for 4 or more.
1982
-$300 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$200 / cf / 1-time
-$30 / hr / Processing (if materials not shelf-ready. Charge includes staff time and archival supplies.)
-$7.30 / cf / Annual maintenance
-$200 / cf / 1-time -1991-2
-No longer collecting. -Contacted, no response. -Case-by-case Unknown
-$12 / cf / Annual / 5-year contract -Contacted, no response. -No fees, considering. 2005
Kentucky -$125 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$125 / cf / 1-time -$125 / cf / 1-time
-Processing fee is not a set flat fee, based on students time & materials expense.
1980s
-$125 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$125 / cf / 1-time
-$25 / < 1cf / 1-time
-$125 / cf / 1-time
-Plan to switch to a multi-year fee schedule
1989
Louisiana -$200 / cf / 1-time (Initial processing fee of $65 plus long-term storage of $135)
-$40 / cf / Annual fee (Federal)
-$200 / cf / 1-time (Initial processing fee of $65 plus long-term storage of $135)
-$200 / Oversized objects fee for every 30 lbs
-$40 / cf / Annual fee (COE [long-term fee waived])
-$200 / cf long-term ($65 / cf processing & $135 / cf long-term) 1994
Maine -$350 / Hollinger box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$75 / < box / Minimum
-$25 / hr / Preparation
-$350 / 1.16 cf / 1-time
-$75 / < 1.16cf / Minimum
-$25 / hr / Preparation
-Varies / Conservation (fee is negotiated prior to acceptance)
-$100 / box processing
-$10 / annual (can negotiate lump sum)
1998
-$300-360 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-Negotiated based on project.
-No fees. -Not contacted. 2004
-$400 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -Not contacted. -Not contacted. 2004
Maryland -$350 / 1.3 cf box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-Different fee structure for federal agencies
-$150 / box / 1-time (12 year loan after which time the state assumes cost)
-Unknown fee for federal agencies / Annual fee based on processing up to standards, full physical inventories, database entry, write reports, conservation upon request.
-$150 / box / 1-time (12 years term) Undetermined fee for short-term loans (less than 10 years). 1996
Massachusetts -No fees. -No fees. -No fees. N/A
Michigan -Case-by-case -No fees. -No fees. A state agency which needs state legislation to charge fees. 2007
Minnesota -$285 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$75 / Processing
-$115 / Indirect costs / deposit
-No fees. Will review possibility. -No fees. Thinking about it. 2005
Mississippi -$250 / cf (and fraction thereof) / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$50 / Processing -All contracts renegotiated after 5 years. -No fees for 106 collections.
-Unknown what was charged, if anything, for non-106 collections.
-No fees. 2008
-$200 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$200 / box (~1.1cf), plus / 1-time for small collections for private contractors.
-$22 / box / 1-time fee to put all materials received into Cobb's boxes (30-year COE contract, 10-year term limits for other agencies).
-Contacted, no response. 1984-5
-$160 / (21x21x3 in.) box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$160 / 3/4 cf / 1-time fee if shelf-ready (CRM)
-$20 / hr / Hourly fee if not shelf-ready
-$100 / box / Annual fee for federal agencies
-Not contacted. 1994
Missouri No dollar amount, 1-time curation fees are based on the Center’s project cost for a project:
-Phase I – 3% of project cost
-Phase II- 4% of project cost
-Phase III- 5% of project cost
No dollar amount, 1-time curation fees are based on the Center’s project cost for a project:
-Phase I – 3% of project cost
-Phase II- 4% of project cost
-Phase III- 5% of project cost
No dollar amount, 1-time curation fees are based on the Center’s project cost for a project:
-Phase I – 3% of project cost
-Phase II- 4% of project cost
-Phase III- 5% of project cost
1982
-$340 / shelf-ready box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$20 / site
-$340 / box / 1-time (shelf-ready)
-$85 / qtr box / Minimum
-$20 / site / To compensate for small collections
-$360 / box shelf-ready
-$400 / box not shelf-ready
-$35 / small box shelf-ready
-$50 / small box not shelf-ready
1978
Montana -$250 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$10-25 / Isolated find
-$250 / cf / 1-time
-$20 / hr / Processing
-$10 / cf / Temporary
-$150 / cf / 1-time 1992
Nebraska -No longer collecting from outside. -$216 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$6.75 / box / Annual
-$30 / Minimum
-Rehabilitation / 1-time fee of $216 / box & annual $6.75 / box
-Not contacted. 2000
-$200 / (25x19x5 in.) box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$100 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$100 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity Unknown
Nevada -$540 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$1080 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$540 / cf / Collection donated or >60/cf
-$50 / cf Human remains (temporary curation)
-No reduced rates for bulk samples / large ground stone. Revising fee structure.
-$1080 / cf / 1-time
-$540 / cf normal rate for CRM firms. Reduced rates for bulk samples/large ground stone.
-$50 / human remains (temporary curation)
-$11 / hr processing if needed.
1979
-$600 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -No fees. -Not contacted. 2006
New Hampshire -No fees. Considering possibility of a 1-time processing fee and an annual fee. -No fees. -Not contacted. N/A
-Closed. -Considering possibility of a 1-time processing fee and an annual fee. -Not contacted. N/A
New Jersey -$350 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -No fees. -No fees. 2008
New Mexico -$440 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-2009 increase to $485 / cf
-$400 / cf / 1-time entry fee (Increase 10% biannually)
-$44 / cf / Processing fee (case by case basis)
-$25 / cf / Annual fee (not charged until collection has been housed a full calendar year.)
-$225 / cf / Fees for 2 federal agencies until 2004
-$225 / cf / 1-time entry
-$21 / cf / annual maintenance (increased to $25 / cf / annual in 1999)
-$12.80 / hr processing fee
1984
-$234 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$66 / cf / Processing
-$39 / Annual
-$17 / Deaccessioning
-$2000/ Non-botanical
-$325 / cf / Unprocessed entry fee
-$100 / cf / Processed entry fee
-$50 / Annual
-$30/ cf (Increased 700% since 1970s) / Exit fee for deaccessioned collections.
-Contacted, no response. 1970s
-$400 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$400 / cf / Oversized object
-$100 / Unfoldable big piece of paper
-$250 / 0.6 cf or 1 oversize object / 1-time
-No dollar amount provided / Annual from COE
-Not contacted. 1980s
-Case-by-case
-1 Federal agency paying annual / No dollar amount given
-Examining 1-time fee in-perpetuity
-Not contacted. -Contacted, no response. 2000
-Case-by-case -Not contacted. -Not contacted. 2006
New York -$100-200 / (6x12x18 in.) box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -No fees. In-house collections only. -Not contacted. After 1988
-$200-500 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity / Depending on processing -$200 / cf / 1-time -Not contacted. 1990
-Case-by-case -Not contacted. -Not contacted. 2002
North Carolina -$220 / Hollinger box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$35 / hr / Technical service fee
-$200 / cf / 1-time -No dollar amount provided. Processing fees optional at request of submitting agency, keyed to labor & direct costs to rehab collections / records. -No dollar amount provided. Annual fee possible for certain state or federal agencies. -Not contacted. 1995
North Dakota -No fees, but examining possibility. -No fees, considering possibility. -No fees. Plan to in the future. N/A
Ohio -$150-175 / cf and data entry / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$130 / cf / 1-time
-Additional fees for data entry, so average cost is $150 / cf / data entry fee.
-Not contacted. 1991
Oklahoma Government Agencies:
-$242.77 / month / Staff Support Personnel
-$1.33 / sq.ft. / month / Operations fee
-$0.04 / cf / month / Space usage fee
Non-Government Agencies:
-$85.72 / 20 boxes / Processing
-$242.70 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$60 / cf / 1-time
-$35 / minimum / Currently working on revising (increasing) fees. Fee structure will likely be changed from one-time to an annual fee & may differ between agencies. Federal agencies with housed collections have not been charged any fees to date.
-$60 / cf / 1-time
-Processing $35 / minimum
1981
-$350 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$100 / Processing
-Larger collections are negotiable.
-Not contacted. -Contacted, no response. 1995
Oregon -$350 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$350 / cf / 1-time -$250 / cf / 1-time
-Additional hourly fee to bring collection up to standards.
1980
-$350 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -Contacted, no response. -Not contacted. 1998-9
-$300 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -Not contacted. -Not contacted. 1995
Pennsylvania -$350 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$250 / cf / 1-time / Minimum
-Discussing raising fees.
-$250 / cf / 1-time 1991
Rhode Island -$85 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity (If generated by own firm)
-$350 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity (Outside firm)
-$75 / box / 1-time -$50 / box / 1-time 1982
South Carolina -$200 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$68 / cf / 1-time -$68 / cf / 1-time 1980s
South Dakota -$225 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$30 - $225 / box (depends on box size) / 1-time
-$30 / minimum / Processing fee w/ $25 for each hour after first hour.
-$24 - $180 / box / 1-time 1980
Tennessee -$250 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$150 / cf / 1-time -Case-by case 1996
-$200 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-Only estimate by 1/2 box
-$150 / cf / 1-time for shelf ready
-Varies / Costs for preparation / remediation on case-by-case.
-Case-by case 1996
Texas -No longer accepting from outside. -No longer charge fees. -$301.80 / cf / 1-time 1980s
-$250 / Minimum
-$333.33 / 1/3 shelf 2 curation boxes (14.875 x 10.5 x 5.25 in.) / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$666.66 / 2/3 shelf 4 curation boxes
-$1000 / shelf 6 curation boxes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:
-$200 / Minimum
-$250 / 1/4 shelf 1 curation box (20x16x5 in.)
-$500 / 1/2 shelf 2 curation boxes
-$750 / 3/4 shelf 3 curation boxes
-$1000 / 1 shelf 4 curation boxes
-Not contacted. -Not contacted. 1997
-$585 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$55 / box / Processing
-$585 / cf / 1-time (Minimum initial processing fee w/ built-in long-term maintenance)
-Unknown dollar amount / Deaccessioning
-$585 / cf / 1-time (50 years) 1991
-$480 / 1/3 shelf (1 curation box, 18”x 11”x 6”) / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$960 / 2/3 shelf (2 curation boxes)
-$1440 / 1 shelf (3 curation boxes)
-$1140 / drawer / 1-time (Charges per drawer or per shelf [3 boxes]) -$560-700 / drawer / 1-time Early 1970s
Utah -$2000-4000 / Annual / Collection
-No longer accepting from outside.
-Curation services suspended Jan. 2002, except for Office of Public Archaeology (OPA) and Dept. of Anthropology Field School collections due to shortage of space. -$300 / box/ 1-time 1987
-$75 / Annual agreement / Even w/o deposit
-$350 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-No fees. -$250 / cf / 1-time -$50 / curation agreement 1987
-$390 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$625 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity (Hazardous collection)
-$350 / cf shelf-ready / 1-time
-No dollar amount given / Estimated cost if not per guidelines / processing fee.
-Not contacted. 1991
-$424.71 / 1.3 cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$50 / Processing fee
-$467.18 / 1-time Jan. 2009.
-$297 / box / 1-time, includes:
-$70 processing
-$200 long-term care
-$27 overhead
-$295 / cf / 1-time 1987
-$400 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$400 / cf / 1-time
-$50 / Annual curation agreement
-$25 / cf / Annual
-$5,000 / Annual / BLM & USFS
-Not contacted. 1987
-$400 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity -Not contacted. -Not contacted. 1980s
Vermont -$305 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$162 / box / 1-time.
-Figured at $100 / box + $30 / hr for two hours to inspect each box & $2 / box to cover transfer of box to a future facility.
-$37.63 / box / 1-time 1979
-$300 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -Didn't exist. -Didn't exist. 2006
Virginia -$350 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -Not contacted. However, was $150 / box. -Didn't exist. 2002
-$227 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$227 / box / 1-time -$227 / box / 1-time 1993
-$350 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity -$150 / box / 1-time -$75 / box / 1-time Mid 1980-90s
Washington -$500 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$6.50 / cf / Annual
-$300 / cf up to $25 / cf / 1-time
-$50 / cf / Accession (shelf-ready)
-$5 / cf w/ minimum $25 / yr / Annual for long-term curation
-$5 / month / Monthly fees for short-term curation
-$300 / cf up to $25 / cf / 1-time
-$50 / accession fee (shelf-ready)
-$5 / cf / annual, long-term
-$5 / month, short-term
1996-7
Federal / Held in trust:
-$300 / box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$65 / cf / Annual
Not indeeded to repository:
-$1500 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$300 / cf / Incoming
-$65 / cf / Annual
-$1500 / cf / 1-time in perpetuity endowment
-No dollar amount provided / Hourly rate to re-house collection and long-term fee
-Not contacted. 1989
West Virginia -No fees, but examining possibility. -No fees. -No fees. N/A
Wisconsin -$1000 / cf / 1-time / In-perpetuity, plus
-$54 / Cost of labor
-$10 / Fringe benefits
-$25 / Materials
-$300 / box, plus
-$54 Labor
-$10 Fringe benefits (personnel related expense)
-$25 Supplies
-$179 Indirect costs (physical plant maintenance & contract administration)
-Not contacted. 1980s
-No longer accepting. -$70 / cf / 1-time
-No current standard fee structure as have not accepted any new curation agreements w/ federal agencies since 1997. Not accepting new materials for which it cannot gain title. If changes in the future will possibly be a renewable fee structure.
-$70 / cf / 1-time 1980s
Wyoming -$1000 / (12 x 16 x 10.5 in.) box / 1-time / In-perpetuity
-$500 / 1/2-1/4 box
-$1000 / 0.35-1.08 cf / 1-time
-$500 / box (0.35 cf) minimum / Minimum / 1-time
-$50 / half-box - $150 / box / 1-time $20.326 / hr overhead 1980s

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