Request a Determination of Eligibility

Properties that are eligible for listing in the National Register must be significant and retain integrity.
THC staff can determine if a property is eligible for listing in the National Register after reviewing documentation about the history of the property, along with current photographs.

  • These materials may be submitted as hard copies or electronically.
  • Electronic submissions are preferred, and must be assembled into a single PDF document.
    (View a Sample PDF Submission)
  • Large files (over 10 MB) must be submitted on disk/thumb drive, or uploaded to a third-party file-sharing service (such as Dropbox).
  • Please allow THC staff at least 30 days to review your submission.

To request a Determination of Eligibility (DOE), please submit the following materials:

  • Clearly-labeled current color photographs of the property or district
    • For districts, include photos of representative properties, both historic and non-historic.
  • A history of the property, including:
    • Date of construction and other significant dates (such as dates of alterations)
    • Overview of the property or district's history, including physical changes during and after the historic period
    • Biographies of significant persons, if applicable
  • Current and historic maps and plans
    • For individual buildings and small complexes under single ownership, identify the original footprint and additions of each building, along with the dates of construction.
    • For districts, include a map indicating proposed boundaries.
  • Copies of historic photos
  • If the applicant is not the property owner, include the owner's contact information (name, email address, phone number, and mailing address).

View a Sample Request for a Determination of Eligibility

Electronic submissions (less than 10 MB) may be sent via email to the National Register Coordinator.
* To share files larger than 10 MB, use a file sharing service. Send the link to the National Register Coordinator.

Hard copies may be sent to the following addresses:

USPS Address

    National Register Coordinator
    Texas Historical Commission
    P.O. Box 12276
    Austin, TX 78711-2276

FedEx & UPS Address

    National Register Coordinator
    Texas Historical Commission
    105 W. 16th St.
    Austin, TX 78701