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Antiquities Code of Texas

State agencies and political subdivisions of the state are required to notify the THC of projects that may affect archeological sites or historic properties.

Antiquities Permits

Learn more about the Archeological Permits and Historic Building and Structure Permits issued by the THC that are required for work to designated State Antiquities Landmarks beyond routine maintenance to designated buildings and structures and any work that involves ground disturbance. 

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Review

RTHLs, part of the historical marker program, require notification of proposed exterior modifications at least sixty days before work commences.

Courthouse Review and Compliance

The Courthouse Law protects buildings that serve or have served as the county courthouse by requiring notification of proposed changes. Historic designations and preservation easements also protect historic courthouses.  

Preservation Covenants and Easements

Historic preservation covenants and easements are voluntary legal agreements made between a property owner and a qualified organization to protect a significant historic property, landscape, or archeological site by restricting future development of the property.

Statutes, Regulations, and Rules

Read about the laws and documents governing historic preservation that pertain to the mission of the Texas Historical Commission.