Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my property on a historic register?

Is my property in an historic district?

What restrictions are there on the use of my property?

What you need to know before buying a 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?

How can I get help researching a family member?

Where can I find historic photographs?

Where do I go to research my property?

Who offers tours of Birmingham?

To whom can I donate papers and documents?

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