Questions & Answers

Historic districts in Birmingham metropolitan area

Historic districts & historic register

Is my property on a historic register?

Is my property in an historic district?

What restrictions are there on the use of my property?

Before buying an historic home

How to I get a historical marker?

What tax incentives are available for historic properties?

Do historic homes in Alabama get tax abatement?

The 2017 Alabama Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (video) is a 25% refundable tax credit available for private homeowners and owners of commercial properties who substantially rehabilitate historic properties that are listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and are 60 years old or older. The tax credit provides jobs, increases the tax base, and revitalizes existing buildings and infrastructure, while preserving and rehabilitating Alabama’s historic properties.

How do I get my property listed on an historic register?

Where can I find historic photographs?

Where do I go to research my property?

Who offers tours of Birmingham?

Where to donate papers, photos, & documents?

To whom can I donate papers and documents?

How do I research my genealogy?

The best resource for family history research is our local Department of Southern History at the Birmingham Public Library

How can I get help researching a family member?

Historical Research, Publishing, and Education