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.
  • 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.
  • Preservation Plans: Visit this page to learn more about preservation planning and to see examples of preservation plans from around the country.
  • Professional Network Directory: Here you will find a detailed list of professional preservation services from across the country, including consultants, architects, educators, and attorneys.
  • 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.
  • 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.