National Register Publications & Forms

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** Texas Historical Commission staff will provide copies of the current National Register form ONLY after making a determination of eligibility for a property. Please refer to the National Register Process in Texas on how to initiate the determination process.

** Each National Register nomination submission must include the Property Owner Notification Form in order for the THC to properly notify all parties prior to review by the State Board of Review (download the form) **

The Texas Historical Commission administers the National Register program in Texas following the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, Chapter I, Part 60 (36 CFR 60, National Register of Historic Places). 


Free PDF downloads

Remembering Texas: Guidelines to Historical Research is published by the THC, and explains the research methods and documentation necessary for successful applications for Official Texas Historical Markers, National Register nominations, and other historical designations in Texas. It also identifies research collections in Texas and elsewhere, and includes an annotated bibliography.

NR Photo Guidelines in Texas This web page offers guidance on meeting the current NPS standards for photographs that are required for each National Register nomination.


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.

How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation (13 MB)

How to Complete the National Register Form (22 MB)

Defining Boundaries for National Register Properties (45 MB)

Guidelines for Local Surveys (11 MB)

Researching a Historic Property (5 MB)