Guidelines for National Register Submissions

Alleghany Mennon HouseThe Bureau for Historic Preservation has developed the BHP Guidelines for National Register Submissions  document to supplement the National Register Bulletin How to Complete the National Register Registration Form.

All National Park Service (NPS) Bulletins referred to in this document are available online at

National Park Service Notice Regarding Embedded Images - UPDATED in 2013!

The National Park Service updated the National Register Photo Policy Fact Sheet in 2013.  Previously embedded images were not permitted within the text of a nomination.  However due to advances in scanning technology embedded images are now allowed throughout nominations in color, greyscale, or black & white.  Historic photographs and maps are acceptable.

The photo policy also has information about image format, size, and proper labeling of images.