Federal Preservation Laws

Federal historic preservation work plays an important role in saving places are that important to our many American histories.
You will find information here about federal Laws & Regulations and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards & Guidelines for historic preservation. Continue reading this page to learn about the United States Code's Title 54, the new location for many National Park Service-related laws.

Title 54–National Park Service and Related Programs
In December 2014, Congress created a new title within the United States Code, Title 54, for National Park Service-related laws. Many of federal historic preservation laws have been moved to Title 54. We have updated our Laws & Regulations webpage with the new citations.
To access Title 54, please see:
  • Title 54 outline, with links to the text of each section. To view the full text of Title 54, click [View] to the right of "Title 54–National Park Service and Related Programs."
  • Look up a specific section via the United States Code website (e.g., Title 54, Section 300101).
For guidance about Title 54, please see:

Last updated: October 18, 2021


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