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Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Identification & Evaluation

Identification and evaluating historic properties helps you make informed preservation decisions.

Property Registration

Historic properties may be registered to national, state, and local registers or list of designations.

Tax Incentives

Learn about tax incentives that reward private investment in the rehabilitation of historic properties.


SHPO consults with federal and state government agencies to identify historic properties in government project areas and advise on ways to avoid or reduce adverse effects on those properties.

Local Preservation

Federal, state, tribal, and local partnerships work to protect historic properties.


Planning is key to preserving Minnesota's historic resources. A historic preservation plan helps create a shared vision and build consensus. It also serves as a blueprint for action.

About Us

Learn more about the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), find contact information, and more.

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