The State Historic Preservation Office

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  • The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps property owners, developers, government agencies, and other partners identify and seize opportunities to celebrate and rehabilitate historic places that define local communities and make our state uniquely Michigan.

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    SHPO administers the programs of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, in the state of Michigan, including:

    • National Register of Historic Places
    • Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits
    • Cultural Resource Management and Planning
    • Certified Local Government Program

    SHPO also provides historic preservation leadership through: 

    • Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program
    • Archaeology Program
    • Local Historic Districts Program

    Housed within the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, more information about historic preservation in Michigan and SHPO’s programs and services can be found at