Survey-related National Register Publications


A complete list of free PDF downloads from the NPS can be found on the National Register Publications page; the most commonly referenced publications are listed below.

Defining Boundaries for National Register Properties (45 MB)

Guidelines for Local Surveys (28 MB)

Researching a Historic Property (5 MB)

Historic Residential Surburbs: Guidelines for Evaluation and Documentation for the National Register of Historic Places (96 MB)

Guidelines for Identifying, Evaluating and Registering America's Historic Battlefields (18 MB)

Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Cemeteries and Burial Places (15 MB)

How to Evaluate and Nominate Designed Historic Landscapes (13 MB)

Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Rural Historic Landscapes (26 MB)