1. Complete the Project Review Consultation Form. This is a fillable PDF. This form must be filled out as completely as possible, or it may cause us to request additional information.

Remember, each time information is sent to us for review, the 30-day review clock begins again. Please be a specific and detailed as possible in your description of the project. For example, instead of stating that you propose to “make improvements to property”, a better way to explain is to state that you propose to “construct a boat ramp, concrete sea wall, and finger pier.” Or instead of “housing updates,” tell us that you propose to replace windows, install HVAC equipment, and add an ADA ramp to the front of the house. The more detail we have, the faster we can get the project comments to you! *Please note that we  require current photos of the project area, a written description of the proposed project/action, a map of the project area, and an email address to whom our letter should be addressed. Please also include Latitude and Longitude location information for your project. If you have previously submitted information about this project, you must include our AHC tracking number.

2. AHC no longer accepts hard copy consultation requests. For submissions under 19MB, please email your documents to section106@ahc.alabama.gov. For project submissions larger than 19MB, please contact Amanda.McBride@ahc.alabama.gov to make alternate arrangements for submission. 

3. Our office will typically respond to your emailed consultation request within two (2) business days to acknowledge receipt of the project and provide you with an AHC project tracking number.  If you do not receive acknowledgement within two business days, please contact Nicole Johnson at 334.230.2673 or Nicole.Johnson@ahc.alabama.gov.  The Alabama Historical Commission will not be responsible for delays in processing due to SPAM filters or non-delivery.

The project will be entered into our system, then the appropriate reviewer (s) will receive the project. We review projects in the order in which they were received. As detailed in federal regulations (36 CFR Part 800.4), we have 30 calendar days after receipt to respond to consultation requests.  Official agency responses will be sent via email.