What are the benefits of historic designation?

Several studies examine the positive economic impacts of historic preservation. Information is available on SHPO’s website at https://scdah.sc.gov/historic-preservation.

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1. What is a Historic Resources Survey?
2. What will I see happening in my neighborhood during the survey?
3. What type of information will be gathered about my property?
4. How will this affect the owners of properties determined to be historic?
5. What is the difference between national and local historic designation?
6. Will the survey cause owners’ property taxes to increase?
7. Will the survey affect owners’ ability to modify, rehab and/or demolish their property?
8. What are the benefits of historic designation?
9. How can I learn more about Historic Resources and this process?
10. Whom do I contact for more information?