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The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office ships all Historic Preservation Certification Application (HPCA) Parts 1, 2, 3, amendments, and related materials to the National Park Service, Washington, D.C., via Federal Express for delivery within two business days. Due to the processing and internal routing of mail, this is the only way to track delivery to and guarantee timely receipt of these important materials by NPS.

Effective July 1, 2016, applicants must cover all Federal Express charges incurred by the SHPO for submission of HPCAs for their rehabilitation projects. Applicants shall either:

  1. Provide the SHPO with a Federal Express shipping label with the applicant's account number printed on it. The SHPO shall use the label to ship the package to NPS; or

  2. Promptly reimburse the SHPO for the Federal Express charges. The SHPO shall invoice the applicant immediately for the Federal Express charges incurred, and the applicant shall provide payment to the SHPO within thirty (30) days of receipt of the invoice.

For information about Federal Express charges, visit http://www.fedex.com/ratetools/RateToolsMain.do.


As of July 1, 2013, 1,227 Oklahoma buildings, structures, districts, sites, objects, and landscapes are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and the listings are distributed across all of the state's seventy-seven counties (see the list at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/nationalregister.htm). The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Oklahoma Historical Society, identifies and nominates properties for this special designation, which contributes to their preservation. To ensure that the heritage of all of the state's people is represented in the National Register and to increase public awareness of historic properties in general, the SHPO set a goal to achieve listing for at least five properties in each county.

We are very close to meeting our goal and need only ten more listings spread among six counties as follows:

Cotton County (2 listings needed)

Dewey County (1 listing needed)

Harmon County (1 listing needed)

McClain County (2 listings needed)

Major County (3 listings needed)

To help in the final push to meet the goal, you can complete the SHPO's "Historic Preservation Resource Identification Form" located at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/nrprelim.htm (then select Form Required for Preliminary Opinion) and submit to the SHPO. Or, you may contact Lynda Ozan, National Register Coordinator, at 405/522-4478 or lozan@okhistory.org with your questions or to request a hard copy of the form.

We will appreciate your help to ensure that the heritage of the entire state is represented in Oklahoma's National Register listings. The SHPO nominates properties to the National Register on a quarterly basis, and several nominations are in process at any one time. Whether a property you think qualifies for the designation is located in an underrepresented county or not, the SHPO wants to hear from you.