Historic Preservation Review for State and Federal Projects
Historic photo of Guildford Avenue tunnel.
Historic preservation laws require state and federal government agencies to consider the
effects of their projects on historic and archaeological resources through a
consultation process known as "Section 106" review. Protecting cultural resources benefits
the public by revitalizing communities, promoting heritage tourism, and preserving
tangible links with our past.
Through consultation with agencies, project sponsors, and the public, the Maryland
Historical Trust (MHT)—the State Historic Preservation Office—helps ensure that
federal and state projects avoid, reduce, or mitigate harm to historic and archaeological
properties. MHT annually reviews over 5,000 projects—ranging from the rehabilitation
of a home to large scale transportation improvements—that have received state or
federal funds, permits, and licenses. Click on the buttons below to learn more about the
Section 106 process and how you can get involved.