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Review & Compliance

Review & Compliance/Section 106

Although the legal power to protect historic buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts rests primarily with local governments, federal and state laws provide some protection for historic properties affected by projects that involve federal or certain state funds, permits, or licenses. Under these federal and state laws, the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps federal and state agencies and applicants identify historic properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, evaluate the impacts of proposed projects on them, and avoid or minimize negative impacts. 

Note:  We are now providing comments letters for all our review and compliance programs as PDFs sent via email. Hard copies will only be provided upon request. To facilitate delivery please provide an email address for the intended recipient(s) for all project review submittals.
At this time the SC SHPO still requires project review submittals in hard copy form.

** As a temporary measure during the current COVID-19 situation, the SHPO is accepting emailed project review
    submittals. Hard copy submittals are still accepted and welcomed. **

   Send an email to the SHPO Project Review staff member for the appropriate agency.

   Ask for and we will provide an emailed acknowledgement that a project submittal email was received. Note: Our email
   server occasionally screens or otherwise does not deliver an email.

   Please list in your email what files/review information is attached. Note: Our email server does not always deliver attachments.

   Please limit attachments to 25 MB. For larger files you will need to use an FTP site.

Project Review Processes:

See also: 

Project Review Forms (PDFs)

Contact Us

Project Review Guidance:

Historic Property Identification and Survey Guidance--

Consulting Parties Guidance--

Agreement and Covenant Guidance--

Resource Types Guidance--

General Guidance--