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National Register of Historic Places Program: Nomination Forms

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.


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Nomination Forms

Note: Individuals completing the National Register of Historic Places form should first contact their appropriate State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). For more information on the National Register listing process, click here.


National Register of Historic Places Registration Form 10-900, 10-900a (continuation sheet for 10-900), and 10-900b (Multiple Property Documentation Form).

Individuals should contact their State Historic Preservation Office before downloading these forms.

Form 10-900 - Microsoft Word version

Form 10-900a - Microsoft Word version

Form 10-900b - Microsoft Word version

Modified Form 10-900a - Microsoft Word version - This continuation sheet is intended to be helpful in submitting additional documentation. It can be further modified by the nominating authority to fit the needs of the submission.

Some Mac users have had some problems with the .doc format. If this is the case, we can provide the form in .docx format.You can download the .docx files here

We now accept nominations on disk. See our policy clarification section for more information.

National Register Review Checklists: items we look for when we review each nomination.
Technical Review Checklist / Substantive Checklist

For the 2012 form we have modified form 10-900, but it still follows the basic directions from NR Bulletin How to Complete the National Register Registration Form bulletin (formerly known as bulletin 16A). Now both Sections 7 and 8 provide space for summary paragraphs as described in 16A. The narrative description and statement of significance text spaces are continuous (with automatic page numbering), eliminating the need for continuation sheets. For a complete rundown of the changes you can see the recording of our April 12 webinar discussing the form.

We have added space for lat/long coordinates. We have issued a of GIS guidance to help. We also have a recorded webinar on how to use free mapping software to fill in this section. Look at the July 19th webinar on our past webinars page.

If you prefer to use continuation sheets you can continue to do so. If you use continuation sheets please paginate as you have in the past (Section Number 7 Page 1..., Section Number 8 page 1... etc) or make sure the section is correct and set your word processor to paginate at the bottom starting with the next page after completing form 10-900 (probably page 9). To change the header on the continuation sheet, just double click in the header section.

For any comments or questions on how to fill in the form(s) please contact the reviewer for your state. For comments and question on how the form looks: typos, margins, difficulties with word processing software, etc., please contact Jeff Joeckel - jeff_joeckel [at]