Certified Local Government Program

About Certified Local Governments
Learn about the federal-state-local partnership that enables eligible communities to conduct a wide range of preservation activities in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office and the U.S. Department of the Interior, including surveys of historic resources and nominating properties to the National Register of Historic Places.

Certified Local Governments in Ohio
Certified Local Governments range from small villages to major urban centers. View a list of all Certified Local Governments with links to community web pages and CLG contact persons.

Certified Local Government Grants
 Once certified, Certified Local Governments may compete annually for grants to help carry out a wide range of historic preservation activities. Learn about eligibility requirements and the annual grant cycle.    

Local Historic Preservation Ordinances
View sample language for a Local Historic Preservation Enabling Ordinance online or click here to download a copy of the sample language in .pdf format.

Certified Local Governments E-Newsletter 
View copies of the periodic newsletter produced by the State Historic Preservation Office targeted to Ohio Certified Local Government communities.