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The California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) invites you to join us in preserving, protecting, and honoring the cultural, historical, and archaeological resources of California! 

The OHP is responsible for administering federally and state mandated historic preservation programs to further the identification, evaluation, registration, and protection of California's irreplaceable resources. Explore our webpages and learn more about the OHP and about preserving California's heritage! 

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Active Disasters: Immediate Response and Assistance Information

(This link activates when state emergency or federal disaster proclamations are announced for California)


Get the Latest News and Updates:
 OHP Local Government Workshop, May 2, 2019
 2018 Federal Tax Incentives Report now available
 Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards
 New from the ACHP: Types of Agreement Documents in Section 106

 and more at News from the OHP.....



Programs to support the mission and work of historic preservation:
 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
 Certified Local Government
 Historic Preservation Tax Credit
 Section 106 Review and Compliance
 and more....


Tools to support historic preservation efforts and projects: 
Disasters and Historic Resources
 Secretary of the Interior Standards
 Section 106 Submittal Checklist
 Training and Workshops
 and more....

Tribal Historic Preservation Program

Tribal Historic Preservation Programs.
The State Office of Historic Preservation works closely with federally and non-federally recognized tribes to ensure the preservation and protection of cultural sites, ancestral lands, and tribal traditions.

California Historical Landmarks

For Landmark Questers
Do you like to track down and visit California Historical Landmarks? You are not alone, and with over 1,050 Landmarks and counting, you will have a lot of great sites to discover! The OHP oversees this highly popular program. Visit our California Historical Landmarks pages to learn more....

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