Welcome to the OHP!

The California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) administers federally and state mandated historic preservation programs to further the identification, evaluation, registration, and protection of California's irreplaceable resources. Explore our webpages, learn more about the OHP, and join us in preserving and celebrating California’s heritage!

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The OHP is Hiring!

The California Office of Historic Preservation is hiring! We are currently advertising for three Associate State Archaeologists to join our team, with plans to hire additional positions in the near future in the classifications of Senior State Archaeologist, Historian II, Historian III, and Staff Services Analyst. Details about eligibility assessments and job applications can be found at: https://conta.cc/3uqqoet.  Job application deadline: December 4, 2023.

Project Submittals for the OHP

Our office now accepts and prefers project submittals via email. Visit our Submission Guidance page for instructions on how to submit materials electronically.

Preservation News & Updates


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OHP Monthly ePost 
Preservation news and topics

State Historic Preservation Plan

Sustainable Preservation
California's Statewide Historic Preservation Plan 2013-2017


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