Note: To read or print the PDF of a publication,
when available below, Adobe Acrobat Reader must
be installed on your computer. DHR can also provide
a hardcopy of any of the documents below that are
in PDF format. Please use the Publications Order
Form (see box to right) and enclose a check payable
to DHR for the appropriate postage (as indicated on
the form). Send your orders to:
DHR, 2801 Kensington Avenue, Richmond, VA
Archaeology Permits. These forms are for archaeologists who plan on or expect to conduct investigations involving human burials on state lands.
Archives Search Service. For the fee schedule, services description, and submission requirements to have DHR archives staff process your research request, visit the Archives Search Service section of this site. The request form below also includes the required Conditions for Use statement that must be signed and returned with the request.
Citizen Cemetery Recordation Form. This form for recording information about an historic cemetery is designed for non-professionals. It is provided as a Word document. The cemetery information submitted by citizens will be entered into DHR's GIS-based tracking system for the state's historic resources. If you have questions about the form, please contact Jolene Smith, DHR's archaeological inventory manager.
Easement Application Form for Prospective Donors. Easements may be donated on properties that are listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register either individually or as contributing properties in historic districts, or properties that are located on historically significant battlefields. A property must be officially registered as a historic landmark, or included in a registered historic district before the easement donation can be accepted. To learn more about the Historic Preservation Easement program, go here.
Environmental Review. The Project Review Application form is for those who are seeking comment from the department on a project that will be funded, assisted, or licensed by a federal agency on behalf of a federal agency. To streamline the process, a separate form has been created for cell tower project applications.
National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register Programs. These forms serve as the starting points for the historical and architectural documentation DHR staff needs in order to assess your property's eligibility for the registers. Refer to the guide to the evaluation process before beginning. Once completed, the form must be submitted to your nearest regional office. Please note that the evaluation process of the forms usually takes three to four months to complete.
Permission to Reproduce and Publish an Image. This is the form to request permission to reproduce and publish an image from the department's archives. Send the form to Randy Jones, Publications Manager. Word version or PDF
Survey and Data Entry Forms: Professionals or trained volunteers surveying a historic district, town, city, or county use these forms to record all historic architectural resources and archaeological resources.