PUB 98 - Historic Preservation

Department of Natural Resources fact sheet
Department of Natural Resources Director: Carol S. Comer

Historic Preservation

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division of State Parks - State Historic Preservation Office
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) conducts reviews and provides comments about historic properties and possible effects, for all projects that are federally funded, licensed, or permitted, either directly through the federal agency, or by delegation of the federal agency to the states. For example, Community Development Block Funds (CDBG) originate with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which has delegated certain responsibilities for compliance to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

If you are in doubt as to a federal connection to your project, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at 573-751-7858.

Section 106 Review
Regulated Activities: Office staff review projects that are federally funded, licensed or permitted, and comments are made about the presence/absence of historic properties and effects of the proposed project on historic properties.

Fees: None

Required Documents: A completed Section 106 Project Information Form, Form - MO 780-1027.

Note that supporting documentation is listed on the form and may include, as appropriate for your project, 7.5 minute. USGS topographic maps, street maps, project specific maps, black and white or color print photographs or high resolution digital photographs.

Average Processing Time: Section 106 provides SHPO be given 30 calendar days from receipt of information. If a submission is incomplete, a request for additional information is sent to the applicant, and ends the 30-day review period. Additional information submitted to SHPO starts the 30 days review period over again. If historic properties are identified near or within a project area of potential effect, further steps may be required, which may increase the review and comment time.

Public Participation: Public notice and an opportunity for public comment is required.

Applicable Laws: National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (P.L. 89-665, as amended). This may be downloaded from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation website at

Applicable Regulations: 36 CFR Part 800, Protection of Historic Properties. This may be downloaded from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation website at