Whether you are a community looking to adopt a local preservation ordinance or an established historic preservation commission seeking technical assistance, National Alliance of Preservation Commissions can help.
- Online Design Guidelines: Looking for examples of design guidelines for your community? Our online design guidelines collection is organized by state for easy searching.
- Preservation Plans: Visit this page to learn more about preservation planning and to see examples of preservation plans from around the country.
- Technical Assistance: On this page you’ll find a small sampling of articles and resources to help commission members and staff do their jobs better. NAPC members enjoy access to our full technical assistance library.
- NAPC-L: By joining NAPC, you receive access to NAPC-L, our member discussion group, which is the ideal forum for the exchange of ideas and advice on all issues related to preservation commissions.
- Professional Network Directory: Here you will find a detailed list of professional preservation services from across the country, including consultants, architects, educators, and attorneys.
- The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties: The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings.
- Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings: These guidelines should be used in conjunction with the Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings that are part of The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties Like the Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, these guidelines are intended to focus primarily on historic buildings and their site and setting.
- Design Review with Limited Resources: How Local Commissions Can Gain the Resources of Professional Preservationists Without Hiring Full-Time Staff: This booklet is intended for preservation commissions without any staff or with limited professional preservation staff, but also for local government staff members to act on behalf of a commission.