VI. AMENDING NATIONAL REGISTER FORMS
Documentation on a National Register Registration Form may be revised,
expanded, or updated at any time after National Register listing.
Amendments may be made for many reasons:
- change a property's historic name
- update the condition of the property
- clarify boundaries
- expand significance for:
- 1. additional levels (including recommendations for NHL designation)
- 2. additional criteria
- 3. new areas of significance
- 4. additional periods of significance
- document the individual significance of a resource within
- increase boundaries
- decrease boundaries
- reclassify contributing and noncontributing resources
- gain approval to move the property
- list a property that was previously determined eligible
- remove a property from the National Register
Registration forms may be amended in any of the following ways:
1. Submit continuation sheets with the new information and an
explanation of the amendment.
2. Complete a new form that incorporates former documentation,
new information, and proposed changes.
3. For boundary changes, provide a form that documents just
the area being added or deleted.
The SHPO or
must certify the amendment. This is done on a continuation sheet
with the certification statement).
GUIDELINES FOR AMENDING FORMS
When amending a registration form, revise all items affected
by the proposed change . The items requiring revision are
- Enter, in section 1, the new name, and explain, in section
8, the reasons for the name change.
- Revise counts and identification of contributing and noncontributing
resources in sections 5 and 7 and on sketch map.
- Revise areas of significance, period of significance, and
other items in section 8.
- Discuss, in section 8, additional significance and related
- Provide additional photographs if necessary to represent new
significance or contributing resources.
BOUNDARY CHANGES (INCREASES AND DECREASES)
- In section 1, enter the name of the property previously registered,
and in parentheses indicate whether the documentation is for
a boundary increase or decrease, for example, Abington Historic
District (Boundary Increase). A name change may also be requested.
- In section 2, enter only the address of the area being added
- Provide new information in section 5 on contributing and noncontributing
resources. Indicate how many resources are affected by the boundary
change. For increases, indicate the number and type of resources
being added. For decreases, indicate the number and type of
resources being deleted. For both increases and decreases, enter
the total number of previously listed contributing resources
(not just those affected by the change) under Number of
Contributing Resources Previously Listed.
- Identify and describe the areas and resources being added
or deleted in the narrative for section 7.
- Explain the reasons for the increase (such as the removal
of false facades, expanded area survey, or discovery of new
information) or decrease (such as loss of historic integrity)
in section 8.
- Document any additional significance in section 8.
- Provide new geographical data in section 10, including location,
boundary description and justification,acreage, and UTM references,
for only the area being added or deleted.
- Provide new USGS maps and, if required, sketch maps, reflecting
the changes in geographical data.
- Provide photographs of the area being added.
- Provide photographs of the area being added.
APPROVAL FOR A MOVE
- Provide new information for location and geographical data
in sections 2 and 7.
- Describe the procedures for the move and the new location,
its setting, and proposed orientation of the moved resource
on the new site, in section 7.
- Explain the reasons for the move, the appropriateness of the
new setting and orientation, and the effect the move and the
new location will have on the significance and integrity of
- Indicate, in section 8, how the property, after the move,
will meet the special requirements for criteria consideration
- Provide at least one photograph of the proposed site. Photographs
of the moved resource on the new site should be submitted to
the SHPO and FPO after the move.
- Explain the effects of the move on any archeological or other
historic resources at the new location.
- Approvals for moves are evaluated on the basis of the impact
of the move on the property's significance and integrity and
the appropriateness of the new location. For additional guidance,
refer to 36 CFR Part 60. Properties moved without prior approval
are automatically removed from the National Register.
LISTING A PROPERTY PREVIOUSLY DETERMINED ELIGIBLE
- To request the listing of a property previously determined
eligible because of owner objection (nonfederal determination
of eligibility), submit to the SHPO and FPO a notarized letter
from either the owner withdrawing his or her previous objection
or the new owner stating that they are the current owner and
do not object to the listing of the property.
REMOVING A PROPERTY FROM THE NATIONAL REGISTER
- Under very special circumstances, such as deterioration or
loss of historic integrity, a property can be removed from the
National Register. These circumstances are explained in 36 CFR
Part 60. To request removal, provide the SHPO and FPO with an
explanation of the reasons for removal and any supportive items
such as photographs and newsclippings.