The Hailey Historic Preservation Commission

Hailey Main Street at Croy Street looking North 1913.

Historic Property Designation

"We shape our buildings; thereafter, our buildings shape us." - Winston Churchill

Idaho State Code provides for the designation of Historic Properties. This would apply only to properties that meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Properties. There are advantages to acquiring this recognition, yet no one shall be compelled to accept this designation.

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Park Service provides matching funds to states to survey and nominate significant buildings, structures, sites, objects, and historic districts to the National Register of Historic Places.

What are the benefits to a National Register property owner?

  • Grants
  • Tax Incentives
  • Building Code Variances
  • Community, State-wide & National Recognition
  • Business Edge

The National Register of Historic Places in Idaho


Does National Register listing restrict the use of my property or place any legal restrictions on the property?


National Register listing only regulates the use of federal funds that may affect the property and does not impose any legal requirements on the owner. Property owners wishing to make alterations to their buildings with private funds are free to do so.

Does the National Register of Historic Places protect my building and its surrounding environment?


Inclusion in the National Register, in addition to honorific recognition, provides a degree of protection from federally assisted, licensed, and permitted undertakings that might adversely affect a listed property or jeopardize the property's environment.

Entering a Property in the National Register

  • Voluntary
  • You can ask to have your property nominated
  • Assistance provided by the HPC
  • Assistance from SHPO
  • State grant monies available for proper inventory

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