Announcing the Georgia Statewide Historic Preservation Conference 2023

September 13 - 15, 2023

Augusta, GA

The Historic Preservation Division and Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation invite you to join us for the 2023 Georgia Statewide Historic Preservation Conference in Augusta on September 13-15! 

Call for Proposals

Proposals for speaker sessions and speaker nominations are being accepted through July 14, 2023. 

Download the Proposal Package, including instructions and application, below!


Registration will open soon!

The next Georgia National Register Review Board Meeting will be held on May 5, 2023 beginning at 10:00 am. A draft agenda for the meeting is available here.

For further information contact Donald Rooney, National Register Specialist at


The Review Board will consider four nominations for listing on the Georgia Register of Historic Places.

Augusta Warehouse and Compress Company; Augusta, Richmond County
Buildings at 523-529 Stewart Avenue; Atlanta, Fulton County
Capitol View Apartments; Atlanta, Fulton County
Norris Hotel; Statesboro, Bulloch County

As part of their “State-of-the-State Historic Tax Credit” program, The National Trust for Historic Preservation has published a resource guide, webinar, and interactive tools that succinctly present program details for state historic tax credit programs across the country, along with tangible benefits the programs provide. By comparing program features nationwide, these new tools give policy makers, stakeholders, and advocates access to a breadth of options to develop and strengthen state historic tax credit incentives.

The Georgia HPD contributed program information and examples of successful tax incentive projects in the state, particularly examples of resource conservation and positive impacts on affordable housing supply. Legislation establishing the State Income Tax Credit for Rehabilitated Properties was enacted in March 2002, with initial applications eligibility beginning in January 2004. Since then, Georgia has been a national leader in the use of tax incentives for the rehabilitation of historic properties, both residential and commercial.  

Watch the Webinar:

Check out the Resource Guide and Data Center:

For more information about the Tax Incentives for Rehabilitated Properties, please visit our website and check out our annual report !

The Georgia Historic Preservation Division is updating the Georgia Statewide Historic Preservation Plan and we need to hear from you!

Use this link to complete the survey:

Survey closes August 15, 2021

Help us continue to preserve Georgia's historic places!

As part of the Department of Community Affairs, the Historic Preservation Division announced the addition of four new properties to the National Register of Historic Places. The achievement now brings the number of Georgia National Register Listing to eight in 2021. 

With the National Register providing formal recognition of a property’s architectural, historical, or archaeological significance, properties will be considered in the planning of state or federally assisted projects. By showcasing the National Register Listing, HPD hopes to encourage the preservation of historic properties through public awareness, federal and state tax incentives, and grants.  

The four properties are located in Chatham, Effingham, Fulton, and Upson County with each representing a historical significance of its town.  

  • Curry-Miller-Byrd Cottage, Chatham County: The now one-story cottage stands as a boarding house that once catered to Tybee Island’s growing demand for casual alternatives to the island’s higher-end hotels. It can be found with its original boarding-house floor plan intact and with only minimal alterations. 

  • Springfield Historic District, Effingham County: Centered in the city’s original 1821 gridded street plan, commercial and residential building type as well as architectural styles commonly found from the late 19th century can be seen. A historic county courthouse, monument, and two parks can also be found in the district.  

  • Methodist Cemetery, Fulton County: The historic property represents one of the oldest intact cemeteries in Roswell. The land on which the cemetery resides was once part of the Hickory Log District in the Cherokee Nation.

  • Silvertown Historic District, Upson County: Silvertown developed as part of the Martha Mills Division of the B.F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company beginning in the 1920s. It encompasses around 407-acres of recreational, commercial, industrial, and residential resources.  

HPD’s programs include environmental review, grants, historic resource surveys, tax incentives, the National Register of Historic Places, community planning and technical assistance. To learn more about HPD and its mission to promote the preservation and use of historic places for a better Georgia, visit  

About the Georgia Department of Community Affairs: 

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses through community and economic development, local government assistance, and safe and affordable housing. Using state and federal resources, DCA helps communities spur private job creation, implement planning, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions, and promote volunteerism. DCA also helps qualified low- and moderate-income Georgians buy homes, rent housing, and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information,

Notice of Intent to Adopt revised Rules for the Georgia State Income Tax Credit for Rehabilitated Historic Property Program, Historic Preservation Division, Department of Community Affairs.

Pursuant to the Requirements of the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act, as amended, attached are the revised Rules for the Historic Preservation Division's State Income Tax Credit for Rehabilitated Historic Property Program. Also attached are a Notice of Intent form and a Summary of the proposed program rule amendments.

Please note that a public hearing will be held virtually on July 26, 2022 at 11:30 AM. The link to this public hearing is below.

Please note the Department of Community Affairs intends to act on the proposed rules at its meeting at 10:30 AM on August 10, 2022 which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia.


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The development and implementation of a comprehensive statewide historic preservation plan is one of the responsibilities of each State Historic Preservation Office, as outlined in the National Historic Preservation Act. The Plan includes information about trends in Georgia and how they may affect historic properties; mission, vision and goals for historic preservation; information about Georgia's historic and archaeological resources, and about the statewide preservation planning process.

The Georgia Historic Preservation Division has updated the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan (SHPP) as required every five years by the National Park Service. The 2022-2026 plan guides our work through 2026 and provides a common direction for all organizations and individuals who support the preservation of Georgia's historic places.  The plan can be found here: