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California Historical Resources Information System

The California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS) consists of the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP), nine Information Centers (ICs), and the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC). The OHP administers and coordinates the CHRIS and presents proposed CHRIS policies to the SHRC, which approves these polices in public meetings. The CHRIS Inventory includes the State Historic Resources Inventory maintained by the OHP as defined in California Public Resources Code § 5020.1(p), and the larger number of resource records and research reports managed under contract by the nine ICs. 

About the CHRIS Information Centers
About the CHRIS Inventory
Accessing the CHRIS Inventory  


CHRIS News

New CHRIS IC Fee Structure
On July 28, 2017, the State Historical Resources Commission approved the new CHRIS IC Fee Structure, which combines and replaces the previous CHRIS Service Fee Schedule and CHRIS IC Electronic Fee Structure, and removes the PDF flat fee and Emergency Response surcharge.


CHRIS Information Center Rules of Operation Manual
On July 29, 2016, the State Historical Resources Commission approved an updated CHRIS Information Center Rules of Operation Manual. The updates included incorporation of existing policy changes and addition of the current forms associated with CHRIS data access and use.


CHRIS Service Delivery Model Analysis and Recommendations Report
The Office of Historic Preservation has finalized the CHRIS Service Delivery Model Analysis and Recommendations Report. The State Historical Resources Commission discussed the report and its recommendations, and heard public comments, at their workshop and meeting April 28 and 29, 2015. Written comments about the report were asked to be submitted by May 29, 2015. Those comments were shared with the Commission prior to its August 7, 2015 meeting. As reported by State Historic Preservation Officer Julianne Polanco at the August meeting, these comments have been noted and will be taken into consideration when the CHRIS begins development of a transition study.

If you have questions about this process, contact Eric Allison, CHRIS Coordinator, at eric.allison@parks.ca.gov or in hard copy to Eric Allison at our office address.