Alabama Historical Commission, Alabama SHPO

Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage

The Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage is an official listing of buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts worthy of preservation. These properties may be of national, state, and local significance. The designation is honorary and carries no restrictions or financial incentives.

The Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage was created by the AHC to provide the public with a quick, easy way to bring recognition to historic properties. The Alabama Register includes properties such as cemeteries, churches, moved properties, reconstructed properties, and properties at least 40 years old.

A list of properties in the Alabama Register is available alphabetically by county. The AHC is working to upload all Alabama Register pdf files to this list. This list is a work in progress and will be updated periodically.

To help you in locating information on your building, consult our Guide to Researching Old Buildings in Alabama.

If you are interested in nominating a historic district to the Alabama Register, please review the Alabama Register Historic District Requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of properties are eligible?
Properties at least 40 years old that are:
. associated with events of state or local significance,
. associated with the lives of persons of state or local significance, and/or
. representative of a type, style, or period of architecture, and /or
. associated with Alabamas history or prehistory

How can I get my property listed?

Complete the Alabama Register Form.  Refer to the Instructions for completing the form.  You may be contacted for additional information.

Does listing my property in the Alabama Register automatically mean I will be listed in the National Register?

Listing to the Alabama Register does not automatically insure that a property meets the eligibility requirements for the National Register. If you are interested in having a property listed in the National Register after it is listed in the Alabama Register, please contact the staff for more details.

How long does it take?

Since the Alabama Register was created to provide a speedy way to officially recognize Alabamas important historic properties, the process of listing does not involve long delays. Although properties are reviewed in a timely manner, the length of time before the nomination is presented to the Alabama Register Review Committee varies dependent on the availability of the necessary information.

Why should I get my property listed to the Alabama Register?

Many people find that listing in the Alabama Register provides them with the recognition their property needs in a relatively short amount of time.

Which properties are in the Alabama Register?

A list of properties in the Alabama Register is available alphabetically by county. 

For more information about the Alabama Register, contact Hannah Garmon at (334) 230-2644 or by email at

The Alabama Historical Commission maintains files for the Alabama Register, National Register, Cemetery Register, and Architectural Survey programs. To use the AHC research files, make your appointment at least two days in advance, Monday through Friday, between 8:30am-11:30pm and/or 1pm to 4pm. The AHC is closed state holidays.

When requesting an appointment, please provide the county/counties of interest, an emergency contact number where you can be reached the day of your appointment, and whether you prefer the morning and/or afternoon appointment. Contact Nicole Woods (334)230-2673 to make appointments or for further information.

AHC Research Policy (see attached document)

AHC Copy Policy (see attached document)

Historic Preservation