New York State of Opportunity | Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Please Note:Document Imaging for National Register tools are no longer available.

We invite you to use our new GIS based Cultural Resource Information System (NY-CRIS) which replaces the previous online resources.

Launched in 2015, CRIS is a robust Geographic Information System program that provides access to New York State's vast historic and cultural resource databases and now digitized paper records. User can access to more than 1.5 million pages of digital images including, National Register documents, building and archaeological inventory forms and survey reports and a wide variety of additional legacy data. In addition, the new system serves as an interactive portal for agencies, municipalities and others who use historic preservation programs, such as the State and Federal Income Tax Credits for Historic Properties, the State and National Registers of Historic Places Programs, the Sections 14.09 (NYSPRHPL) and 106 (NHPA) review processes, the Certified Local Government Program and building and archaeological survey programs.

To learn more and access CRIS visit:

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