The National Park Service (NPS) recently issued a request for public comments on proposed increases to the fees NPS charges for reviewing Historic Preservation Certification Applications for historic rehabilitation tax credits (HTCs). These fees, unchanged since 1984, are expressed in fixed dollar amounts and currently do not contain provisions to make adjustments over time. NPS is proposing fees that are projected to be less than the direct costs of the program, but are a higher percentage of costs than the current fees. The agency has also proposed a new fee schedule which will apply to new applications received by State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) after the effective date. Submit comments by July 23, 2012 by email to, by fax to (202) 371″“1616, or by mail to Attention: Michael Auer Mail: Michael Auer, Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service, 1201 “˜”˜Eye” St. NW., Org Code 2200, Washington, DC 20240.

Learn more about these proposed fee increases at NH&RA’s upcoming Historic Preservation Development Council (HPDC) meeting taking place after our Summer New Markets Tax Credit Symposium July 25 at the Harbor View Hotel on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

Click here to read the notice.