SHPD maintains an inventory of all known historic properties in Hawai`i. Approximately 38,000 properties currently comprise this inventory.
The inventory expands at the rate of approximately 1000 new sites per year. Records on these properties are included in over 3,500 archaeological reports housed in SHPD's library and open to the public.
The division is now in the process of computerizing a simplified inventory so it will be accessible via the State's Geographic Information System. The inventory is the primary tool utilized in making historic preservation decisions in Hawai`i.
Certain historic properties found in the inventory receive the additional distinction of placement in the Hawai`i and National Register of Historic Places. Such placement is a major step in making them eligible for Federal, State and County historic preservation incentives. All properties listed in the inventory receive the same level of regulatory protection, regardless of their register status.
The division maintains the Hawai`i and National Register of
Historic Places and processes all nominations to either register. For
such purposes the Hawai`i
Historic Places Review Board is administratively attached to the
division. Click on a link below to see the program's administrative
Hawai`i Administrative Rules, Title 13, Subtitle 8, Chapter 197,
Hawai`i Historic Places Review Board
Administrative Rules, Title 13, Subtitle 8, Chapter 198,
Hawai`i and National Register of Historic Places Programs