To help support Alabama's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our visitors and staff, the Alabama Historical Commission's Main Office is closed to the public at this time. We are taking these preventative measures out of an abundance of caution to help ensure everyone's safety. We will continue to follow guidelines from the Governor's Office and Department of Public Health. Please email staff members working with you on projects. A staff directory with corresponding programs list is available here. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay connected with us online. We will be offering curated content across our social media channels and in our eblast - be sure to sign up here, if you haven't!


The Alabama State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO) administers the national historic preservation program at the state level, reviews National Register of Historic Places nominations, maintains data on historic properties that have been identified but not yet nominated, and consults with Federal agencies during Section 106 review.

SHPOs are designated by the governor of their respective State or territory. Federal agencies seek the views of the appropriate SHPO when identifying historic properties and assessing effects of an undertaking on historic properties. Agencies also consult with SHPOs when developing Memoranda of Agreement.