Resources & Links

Whether you are a community looking to adopt a local preservation ordinance or an established historic preservation commission seeking technical assistance, NAPC can help.

By joining NAPC, you receive access to NAPC-L, our member Listserv, which is the ideal forum for the exchange of ideas and advice on all issues related to preservation commissions. Current NAPC members can join our Listserv by sending an email to with “Join NAPC-L” in the subject line. Click here for our Listserv Policy.

Technical Assistance: On this page you’ll find a small sampling of articles and resources to help commission members and staff do their jobs better. NAPC members enjoy access to our full technical assistance library.

Online Design Guidelines: Looking for examples of design guidelines for your community?  Our online design guidelines collection is organized by state for easy searching.

Preservation Links: Here you’ll find a variety of helpful links related to historic preservation and commissions.

Preservation Plans: Visit this page to learn more about preservation planning and to see examples of preservation plans from around the country.

Professional Network Directory: Here you will find a detailed list of professional preservation services from across the country, including consultants, architects, educators, and attorneys.

Job Postings: Looking for a job in historic preservation? Our job postings page offers the latest job announcements from across the country, focusing primarily on state/local government opportunities.