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Iowa Site Inventory Form

The Iowa Site Inventory Form is the standard form used by the State Historic Preservation Office to record information on an architectural or historical property.

PDF Document Instructions for filling out the form
MS Word Document Instructions for filling out the form

To use a blank Site Inventory Form, either click on the link below and fill in the form or right-click on the link below and save it to your computer.

PDF Document Site Inventory Form
MS Word Document Site Inventory Form

To use the Site Inventory Form as a template, right-click on the .dot file below and save it to your Microsoft Office templates folder, usually C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates. To use the template, start Word, click on File, New and choose Site Inventory Form 2005-11-02. You can move from field to field in the form by using the Tab keys or your mouse.

MS Word Document Site Inventory Form Template (.dot)

Historical/Architectural Database (HADB) Form

The Historical Architectural Database Template only needs to be filled out if you are sending in a separate context or survey report with the Site Inventory Forms. Right-click on the link below, save to your Templates folder, and use like the Site Inventory Form above.

MS Word Document Historical Architectural Data Base Template 2005-11-02.dot

Black & White Photographs

The Black & White Photolog Template only needs to be filled out if you are sending negatives or slides to the SHPO. Right-click on the link below, save to your Templates folder, and use like the Site Inventory Form above.

MS Word Document Photolog Template 2005-11-02.dot

Digital Photographs

For individuals wishing to submit digital photographs in lieu of archival black & white prints or slides for architectural, historical, and archeological survey and evaluation projects, please follow the guidelines provided in the document below.

MS Word Document Digital Photo Guidelines

The Digital Photolog Template should only be filled out if you are sending a CD-R with digital images to the SHPO. Right-click on the link below, save to your Templates folder, and use like the Site Inventory Form above.

MS Word Document Digital Photolog Template 2005-12-29.dot

Instructions for filling out the form are in the file below.

MS Word Document Digital Photo Instructions

Questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact Berry N. Bennett, Inventory Coordinator, at berry.bennett@iowa.gov or 515.281.8742.

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