To determine initial eligibility for the Alabama Register, all applicants must submit a Preliminary Information Form (PIF). The Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) uses the PIF to evaluate properties for listing in the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage. The PIF is Step 1 of the Alabama Register process and is only used to judge potential eligibility. It is not the actual application to nominate a property. Listing a property requires in-depth research on part of the applicant. AHC staff use this form to determine if an applicant should move forward before time, effort, and potential costs are expended. If the PIF contains enough information to move forward with the formal nomination process, AHC staff will provide guidance on the next steps.

If you would like to nominate a cemetery, do not use this form and instead visit our website for more information about the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register.

Applications must be filled out completely with all required attachments. Incomplete applications or those that do not follow the instructions will not be reviewed.

NOTE: Properties that have been demolished and are no longer standing are NOT eligible for the Alabama Register.  

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.