CEQA law requires the Department to analyze a project’s impact to any known or potential historical resource. Before the impact of a project can be analyzed, the Department must first determine whether the subject property qualifies as a historical resource.

Application must be submitted when:

  1. The project involves an alteration to a structure constructed more than 45 years ago that exceeds the scope of the Categorical Exemption Determination form; or
  2. The Department requests this information in order to determine whether a property is a Historic Resource (Category A) or not a Historic Resource (Category C).