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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 17. Libraries And Cultural Resources
Agency 10. Department of Historic Resources
Chapter 30. Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

17VAC10-30-20. Introduction to certifications of significance and rehabilitation.

A. Individuals, estates, partnerships, trusts, or corporations may apply for certification of historic significance and certification of rehabilitations.

B. Requests for certifications of historic significance and of rehabilitations shall be made on the Historic Preservation Certification Application forms. Part 1 of the application, Evaluation of Significance, is used to request certification of historic significance. Part 2 of the application, Description of Rehabilitation, is used to request certification of a proposed rehabilitation project. Part 3 of the application, Request for Certification of Completed Work, is used to request certification of a completed rehabilitation project. If a rehabilitation project is completed before preparing Part 2 of the application, the owner shall prepare and submit Parts 2 and 3 simultaneously.

C. The Historic Preservation Certification Application forms are available from the Department of Historic Resources, as well as on the department's website at

D. The department generally completes reviews of certification requests within 30 days of receiving a complete, adequately documented application. Where adequate information is not provided, the department will notify the owner of the additional information needed to complete the review. The department will adhere to this time period as closely as possible, but it is not mandatory, and the failure to complete a review within the designated period does not waive or alter any certification requirement. Expedited review of projects is available upon request as set forth in 17VAC10-30-80.

E. Certifications are only given in writing by duly authorized officials of the Department of Historic Resources. Decisions with respect to certifications are made on the basis of the information contained in the application form and other available information.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-2202 and 58.1-339.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 13, eff. April 5, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 10, eff. February 10, 2016.

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