Historic Preservation Review for State & Federal Projects
State and federal historic preservation laws require government agencies to consider the effects of their projects on historic and archeological resources through a consultation process known as “Section 106” review. The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office, annually reviews over 4,000 projects that receive state or federal funds, permits, and licenses. These projects range from the rehabilitation of a home to large scale transportation improvements. Through consultation with agencies, project sponsors, and the public, MHT helps ensure that projects avoid, reduce or mitigate adverse effects on historic and archeological properties. Protecting our cultural resources revitalizes communities, promotes heritage tourism, and preserves tangible links with our past. Click on the boxes below to learn more about the Section 106 process and to quick links to frequently used forms and documents.
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Quick Links to Section 106 Tools
Click here for information on how state and federal agencies incorporate historic preservation during project planning and comply with Section 106 requirements.
Recipients of state & federal assistance may include: local governments receiving grants, property owners applying for permits for wetland disturbances, non-profit organizations awarded state bond bills, or others. Click here to learn more
State & federal agencies and the recipients of state or federal assistance may hire consultants to perform historic preservation work related to Section 106 review. Click here for guidance and resources for consultants.