WEBINAR: Interpreting the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation

Handouts for the Webinar:

Helpful Links List

List of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation

Design Standards and Guidelines

Certificates of Appropriateness are based off of the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. The standards are listed on the National Park Service's website. The guidelines help communities interpret the standards. 

The Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation

Illustrate Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

Historic Resource Criteria and Survey

The criteria used to locally designate historic resources are typically based on the criteria used for the National Register of Historic Places. CLG communities are also expected to keep an inventory of historic properties designated at the federal, state, and local level. 

National Register of Historic Places

Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscape Survey

Preservation Law

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended

Laws, Executive Orders & Regulations

Technical Assistance

Technical Preservation Services

Preservation Briefs

Education and Outreach

Many local historic preservation boards and commissions are charged with educating their communities about the benefits of historic preservation. Education and outreach leads to a better understanding and appreciation of preservation. 

More about Certified Local Government

Working on the Past in Local Historic Districts

Teaching with Historic Places

Cultural Resources Partnership Notes

National & State Organizations

Advisory Council for Historic Preservation

Preservation Action

National Center for Preservation Training and Technology

National Association of Preservation Commissions

National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers

Preservation Texas 

Texas Downtown Association


In addition to these resources, CLG communities have access to the CLG listserv. The listserv is managed by the Texas Historical Commission, and allows communities to ask questions, discuss common issues, and share information. Please contact Madeline Clites at if you would like to be added to the listserv.