The National Park Service charges a fee to process Parts 2 and 3 of a Historic Preservation Certification Application. We cannot review your application until the fee is paid. Instructions for payment are included in your bill. Bills for the review fees are sent by email from an account ending with @nps.gov to the addresses of the applicant and consultant, if any, on the application form. Review fees are paid through pay.gov.
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For projects for which a Part 2 application was received by a State Historic Preservation Office on or after December 31, 2012
For projects for which a Part 2 application was received by a State Historic Preservation Office prior to December 31, 2012
I overestimated my total project costs at Part 2. How will my Part 3 fee be calculated under Fee Schedule 1?
If the estimated rehabilitation costs reported on the Part 3 application are lower than those reported on the Part 2 application previously submitted, then the Part 3 portion of the review fee will be based on the costs reported on the Part 3. No refund of the Part 2 fee difference—if any—will be made.
I underestimated my total project costs at Part 2. How will my Part 3 fee be calculated under Fee Schedule 1?
If the estimated rehabilitation costs reported on the Part 3 application are higher than those reported on the Part 2 application previously submitted, then the Part 3 portion of the fee will be 100% of the review fee less the Part 2 portion of the fee previously paid.
How are fees assessed for functionally-related complexes?
For a project involving multiple buildings that were functionally related historically pursuant to 36 CFR Part 67, the application review fee will be based on the estimated rehabilitation costs of the entire project.
I have multiple applications for similar buildings. Is there a discount available?
No. For all applications received by a SHPO on or after December 31, 2012, NPS will not group applications of adjacent or contiguous buildings of the same architectural type, such as rowhouses, for the purposes of assessing the review fee. Under Fee Schedule 1, fees will be calculated for each individual property unless the buildings are within a functionally–related complex.
Exception: For Part 3 applications for a set of projects that were previously grouped for billing, the final fee will be assessed according to the schedule and grouping determined at payment of the Part 2 fee.
How are fees assessed for phased projects?
For a phased project pursuant to 36 CFR Part 67, the application review fee will be based on the total estimated rehabilitation costs for all phases.
My project has changed substantially and a new Part 2 application is required, must I pay a new review fee?
Yes. Projects requiring submittal of a new Part 2 application will be assessed a review fee equal to the fee for a new Part 2 application under Fee Schedule 1. No refunds or credits toward the new application will be issued for the fees paid for the prior Part 2 application.
How will I receive my invoice and pay my bill?
Upon receipt of the Part 2 or Part 3 application, NPS generates an invoice that is sent via email to the applicant and the project contact. Payment is made through pay.gov, the Department of the Treasury’s electronic payment system. Detailed instructions on how to use pay.gov are included on the invoice.
Last updated: July 7, 2023