Certification and the State Historic Preservation Office
The State Historic Preservation Office has the following roles in the Federal Tax Incentive Program:
- The State Historic Preservation Office is the primary contact in the process of certifying a rehabilitation project. Its staff can offer assistance in developing the three-part certification application, and provide information on related programs and preservation treatments.
- In qualifying a property as a certified historic structure, the office maintains records on registered historic districts and properties included in the National Register of Historic Places.
- For those properties not yet designated as historic properties, the office can evaluate a property's qualifications and indicate the procedures and requirements for designation.
- The State Historic Preservation Office also identifies types of rehabilitation work which may or may not be certifiable
- The staff can provide further information and technical literature on accepted preservation treatments such as repointing brick, repairing windows, or redesigning storefronts.
- Staff members are available to discuss proposed rehabilitation projects and to review applications before submission to the National Park Service.
PLEASE NOTE: Property owners must consult with the Nebraska State Historical Society Historic Preservation office and prepare an application before beginning work.
It is strongly recommended that property owners retain the services of an architect with experience in historic rehabilitation and to consult a professional tax advisor or the IRS on all tax provisions.
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