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State Review Board

The State Historic Preservation Review Board (State Review Board) is comprised of fourteen volunteer members appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Administration. Eight members represent various academic disciplines — history, architectural history, architecture, and archaeology, while six members represent the public.

The State Review Board is empowered to:

  1. Review and recommend National Register nominations and nomination appeals to the State Historic Preservation Officer prior to their submission to the Keeper of the National Register.
  2. Provide advice to the State Historic Preservation Officer on the development of the comprehensive historic preservation plan and planning process.
  3. Review and recommend any changes to listings or removal of listings in the National Register to the State Historic Preservation Officer prior to their submission to the Keeper of the National Register.
  4. Assist the State Historic Preservation Officer and staff by bringing to their attention properties which may meet the National Register Criteria of Evaluation.

The board meets four times a year (February, May, August, and November) usually the second or third Tuesday of the month.

Meetings are held virtually via Webex Meetings. Visit the Review Board Meeting page for more information.

State Review Board Meeting Schedule and Deadlines

For regulatory notification purposes nomination documentation for properties located in Certified Local Governments (CLG) must be submitted earlier than those not located in CLG communities. Below are the 2024 meeting dates for the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Review Board. These dates, and their corresponding deadlines, will allow you to plan accordingly. We must stress that in our effort to be fair to all the SHPO can no longer set aside one project to work on another that has arrived after the stated deadline. Please respect these deadlines.

2024 Meeting Date CLG Deadline Non CLG Deadline
February 6, 2024 October 31, 2023 November 28, 2023
May 14, 2024 February 5, 2024 March 5, 2024
August 6, 2024 May 1, 2024 May 31, 2024
November 12, 2024 August 14, 2024 September 13, 2024

As outlined above, if a nominated property is located within an area where the unit of government has Certified Local Government (CLG) status, the complete nomination package must be submitted by the date in the center column (CLG). If the unit of government does not have CLG status, the date in the third column (Non CLG) applies.

A complete nomination package includes a nomination and its corresponding additional information, all of which has been reviewed by the SHPO and found acceptable. (Important note: as you know, preparing a nomination is a complex process and at times a draft nomination will go through several reviews). Nominations are reviewed in the order received, and if a nomination arrives on a CLG or Non CLG submission date and is not complete, it will not be placed on the review board agenda.

We appreciate your help with this effort.

Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office

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