A request for a review of the text of any marker that is the property of the State of Texas and which falls under the jurisdiction of the Texas Historical Commission may be submitted to dispute the factual accuracy of the marker based on verifiable, historical evidence that the marker:
- Includes the name of an individual or organization that is not spelled correctly;
- Includes a date that is not historically accurate;
- Includes a statement that is not historically accurate; or
- Has been installed at the wrong location.
To request a review of a marker text, please submit the following form along with a current photograph of the marker and supporting documentation (no more than 10 single-sided pages printed in a font size no smaller than 11): to the Commission at 1511 Colorado St., Austin, TX 78701; by mail to: Historical Marker Program, P.O. Box 12276, Austin, TX 78711-2276; or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If request to correct the marker is approved by the Commission,
- THC Marker Staff will determine if existing marker requires replacement or if it can be corrected through the installation of a supplemental marker.
- The cost of such correction shall be paid by the Commission, subject to the availability of funds for that purpose.
- THC Marker Staff will write the replacement or supplemental text.
If the request is not approved,
- The Commission will not accept subsequent requests or objections that are substantively similar to a request or objection that has already gone through the request process.
- A request for review may only be filed against a single marker, and no individual or organization may file more than one request for review per calendar year.
Marker Review Request Process
Please see Texas Administrative Code Title 13, Part 2, Chapter 21, Subchapter B, Rule §21.12 for full details of the review process.