If you have any questions after reading through this information, please contact Chad Slider, assistant director of environmental review, 317-234-5366.
Federal Review (Section 106)
For more information on the Section 106 process, visit the Federal Project Review page. If your project needs a Section 106 review, please use the Review Request Submittal Form.The last page of the form includes a checklist of all the information needed to complete a review.
Please note that our office has a 30-day review period from the date of receipt of each submission. If additional information is requested, a new 30-day review period begins from the date of receipt of the new information. You must provide all the required information requested on the form to allow for timely review.
- The DHPA is working on a paper-based system. This requires all submissions to be sent to our office in hard copy.
- Download the Review Request Submittal Form
- COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, DHPA will accept electronic submissions in addition to the primary hard copy submittal. For the electronic copy, please send it to: DHPAReview@dnr.IN.gov. The paper hard copy of the submission can be mailed as usual to: 402 W. Washington Street, Room W274, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
- Electronic submissions with the appropriate form(s), and attached documents, reports, photos, and plans must be in Portable Document Format (PDF). Please do not send each photograph as a separate file.
- Please note that there is a 35 MB size limit per email. If necessary, the submission may also be split into multiple emails, in which case, indicate in the subject line: 1 of 2, 2 of 3, etc. If the collective review materials are too large to transmit via email, we will continue to review based on the hard copy alone.
- Continue to submit structures and archaeological information as separate reports. These reports can be attached to the same email message if size allows, but we ask that there be one PDF of the Historic Property Report AND a separate PDF for the Archaeology Report.
- If a different format is necessary for a particular type of review, we will contact you.
For more information on the State Review process, visit the State Review page.
Indiana Code 14-21-1-18 (Certificate of Approval): Before a historic site or structure owned by the state or a historic site or structure listed in the Indiana Register of Historic Sites and Structures or the National Register of Historic Places may be altered, demolished or removed by a project funded in whole or in part by the state, a Certificate of Approval must be obtained from the Historic Preservation Review Board. Separate advisory reviews by the DHPA are required, in place of the Certificate of Approval requirement, for state college or university projects involving the substantial alteration, demolition, or removal of an historic site or historic structure.
The Historic Preservation Review Board meets quarterly, and Certificate of Approval applications must be received by our office 40 days prior to the date of the board meeting.
Indiana Code 14-21-1-14 (Sale or transfer of state-owned property): Before real property owned by the state may be sold or transferred, the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) must notify DHPA at least 90 days in advance. The DHPA must advise IDOA of the location of any historic sites or structures on the property. IDOA will then reserve control of the historic property through a covenant or easement. This provision does not apply to real property owned by a state educational institution.
Indiana Code 14-21-1-26.5 (Cemetery Development Plans): Cemetery development plans are required for projects that will disturb the ground within 100 feet of a cemetery or burial ground for the purpose of excavating or covering over the ground or erecting, altering, or repairing any structure. Please note that the review period for cemetery development plans is 60 day