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Request SHPO Comment on a Project

To request formal comment on a federal undertaking, or on any local or state project, please submit a “Request for SHPO Comment on a Project Form” completed according to instructions. This form was developed to facilitate the review process and ensure adequate documentation is submitted to our office for review. By law, SHPO has 30 calendar days after receipt to review a project if complete information is submitted. If additional information is requested, the 30-day clock begins when that information is received. Therefore, it is in your best interest to submit adequate documentation with your initial submittal.

MS Word Document Request for SHPO Comment on a Project Form

PDF Document Instructions for Requesting SHPO Comment

If an Iowa Site Inventory Form is necessary, please complete it according to the instructions online.

Specific instructions have been developed for FCC, HUD, and Department of Education undertakings. Please review that information, as appropriate.

Fax and email submittals are not accepted at this time. Please submit a hard copy of the Request for SHPO Comment on a Project Form and all supporting documentation to:

Review & Compliance Coordinator
State Historic Preservation Office
State Historical Society of Iowa
600 East Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa  50319

To facilitate our review of architectural drawings, please submit no documents larger than 11x17. If larger drawings are required, we will request them. Printed copies of digital images are acceptable if they clearly illustrate building forms and materials or the condition of the project location. Be sure to use high-resolution images and print appropriately.

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