Frequently Asked Questions
How does a property get listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places and the National Register of Historic Places?
Whether prepared by private citizens or by consultants, most nominations go through at least two drafts before consideration by the Historic Sites Board of Review (HSBR) at one of its quarterly meetings. Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) staff will provide written comments and a marked copy of the nomination to the preparer.
Before a nomination is scheduled for a Review Board meeting, the following three requirements must be met:
Property has been evaluated for eligibility by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) See List a Property at https://www.kshs.org/p/nomination-process/14654
An initial draft has been reviewed by SHPO
The final submittal incorporates suggested revisions, if applicable.
Nominations of Kansas properties to the National Register of Historic Places and/or the Register of Historic Kansas Places may be submitted for review by the National Register staff at the SHPO at any time throughout the year. Every nomination must go before the Historic Sites Board of Review.
Can a property listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places or the National Register of Historic Places be demolished?
Yes. There is a local process that must be followed in order to obtain a demolition permit from the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department. Contact the Wichita Historic Preservation Office for more information in Metropolitan Area Planning Department at 316-268-4421.