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2021 National Register Meeting Deadlines: 

Meeting DateFirst Draft DeadlineFinal Draft Deadline for nominations within a CLG CommunityFinal Draft Deadline for All Other Cities
April 8, 2021see note belowJanuary 15, 2021February 15, 2021
August 5, 2021see note belowMay 21, 2021June 21, 2021
December 2, 2021see note belowSeptember 17, 2021October 18, 2021

Note: First drafts should be submitted well in advance of final draft deadlines to allow for revisions and requests for additional information if needed. The number of drafts needed will vary by project.

Required Materials and Guidance for National Register Nominations

The following materials are required as part of the completed nomination packet:

  1. A draft of your National Register Nomination Form in a Microsoft Word Document:  National Register Nomination Form 
      • The submission should be a digital copy of the nomination form and can be submitted via cd, email, or through an online sharing website (Dropbox, etc).
      • See our  National Register Manual for step-by-step guidance in filling out the National Register Nomination Form.
  2. Additional required forms:
      1.  Submission Checklist
      2.  Ownership Verification Form
      3.  Political Representation List
      4.  Copyright Form
  3. Maps
      1. Topographic Map
      2. Imagery/Boundary Map
      3. Sketch Map 
      4. Legal Property Description ( example) or Plat Map 
      5. See our  National Register Manual ("Maps" beginning on page 33) for detailed map requirements and examples.
  4. Photographs
      • Digital Photographs:  Photo Guidelines, Nomination Photo Tips 
      • See our  National Register Manual ("National Register Photos" beginning page 30) for complete photo requirements, including file naming requirements.
      • All digital photographs (TIFFS and JPEGS) should be burned to a CD, jump drive, or shared via an online file sharing website (Dropbox, etc)
      • Photos failing to meet these requirements will be rejected, with the accompanying nomination placed on hold until proper photographs are received. Contact the National Register Coordinator if you have any issues taking the correct quality photographs.

Additional Guidance:

Additional Documentation Forms:

Multiple Property Submission Forms: 

National Register Review Committee Meeting PowerPoint Presentation Guidance and Template: ↓ See more. 

General Guidelines: 

  • The length of a presentation for an individual resource must not exceed 10 minutes and must be no more than 10 PowerPoint slides. 
  • The length of a presentation for a historic district must not exceed 15 minutes and must be no more than 15 PowerPoint slides.
  • Images must be used in the presentation. The number of images is not limited as long as the presentation does not exceed the time or slide limit.
  • Text may be used to make additional points; however, text is not required for every image used.
  • Make sure the text is large enough to be easily read. 
  • The design and background color of each slide, including font type, can be whatever you would like it to be as long as it is readable. 

For all Resources, include:

  • the date of the resource's construction
  • location map (see template below)
  • discussion of setting, if appropriate
  • level of significance
  • summary of reason for significance
  • brief physical description including stylistic features and building type
  • brief discussion of alterations and integrity
  • for districts, a brief discussion of contributing and non-contributing resources

PowerPoint Template

  •  National Register Review Committee PowerPoint Template - Use this for all PowerPoint Submissions. You may alter the individual slides in the template to fit your nominated resource.
  • If you would like to see any past presentations, please contact the National Register Coordinator.

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For more information contact
Emily Ardoin, National Register Coordinator

Mailing AddressP.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge LA 70804
Phone:(225) 219-4595
Fax:(225) 219-9772
Email:eardoin@crt.la.gov

 

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