In 1971 the Legislature established the Maine Historic Preservation Commission to implement State policy to "preserve the architectural, historic and environmental heritage of the people of the State, and to develop and promote the cultural, educational and economic benefits of these resources." The Commission is an independent agency within the Executive branch of state government that functions as the State Historic Preservation Office.
Its Director serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) upon appointment by the Governor. The office administers the programs of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 in Maine, which includes the identification, evaluation, and protection of the state’s significant cultural resources.
Our responsibilities include:
- nominating properties to the National Register of Historic Places
- reviewing and commenting on the effect of federal undertakings on historic properties
- assisting owners of income producing properties to obtain federal and state rehabilitation tax credits
- overseeing the identification and evaluation of archaeological sites as well as historic buildings, objects and districts
- promoting historic preservation through planning and public education.
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Contact Maine Historic Preservation Commission
55 Capitol Street
65 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333 Phone:
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