The National Park Service (NPS) Technical Preservation Services recently released a revised Historic Preservation Certification Application, new PDF application forms, and the full implementation of the Pay.gov fee payment system.
The primary change in the Historic Preservation Certification Application is that applicants must now state whether or not they are the fee-simple owner of the property discussed in the application. If not the fee-simple owner, the applicant must attach a written statement from the owner stating that the owner is aware of the application and has no objection to it. The application also requests email addresses for the applicant and project contact, which will be used in electronic invoicing and payment. NPS has also developed more fully functional, electronic fillable and savable PDF forms to go with the revised application. Applications on previous versions of the forms will not be accepted in State Historic Preservation Offices after May 15, 2014.
In addition, NPS is now requesting that as of May 16, 2014, all application review fees be paid through Pay.gov, the US Department of the Treasury’s electronic payment system. Upon receipt of a Part 2 or Part 3 application, NPS will generate an invoice for the application review fee to the email address that is provided or mailed via USPS if an email address is not provided. Email addresses will ONLY be used for billing; all certification decisions will still be delivered in hard copy via USPS.
Click here to review the fee schedule information.