Local Historic Register Nomination Opportunity

The City received a grant from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) to hire a consultant to prepare nomination forms for a select number of properties for listing on the local historic register. The intent is to assist property owners with the listing process and cover some of the expenses.

If you’re interested in listing your property on the local historic register, we would like to hear from you!

Sign up to nominate your property for the Local Historic Register.

*The first window for interested owners closed on 12/16/2022. However, we are still taking interested property owners if you would like to sign up

Your property is eligible to sign up for this opportunity if:

  • It is significantly associated with the history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, or cultural heritage of the community;
  • It is at least 50 years old or is of lesser age and has exceptional importance;
  • It has integrity;
    • i.e. the property retains its original character and is able to communicate its historic significance within the community
  • The flowchart at the end of this page includes more information about what can make a property potentially eligible to be nominated for the historic register
  1. Nabila Comstock

    Assistant Planner
    Phone: 253-770-3361


  1. Why List on the Puyallup Historic Register?

There are many benefits to registering your historic property. You may: 

  • Be presented with a "Historic Property" plaque to post on your property 
  • Utilize technical assistance/resource information from the City's historic preservation representative 
  • Be eligible for special tax valuation for approved rehabilitation expenses
  • Be eligible for some exemptions from the International Building Code when rehabilitating a designated historic property 
  • Be eligible for state or federal funds to rehabilitate your designated property 
  1. Process for Historic Listing Nomination

The process for applying for the nomination will be guided by the City with assistance from our consultant. This process would include the consultant working with you to complete the nomination form, performing site visits, capturing photographs for the nomination, and conducting archival research of your property. Following the completion of the application for nomination, city staff would present the nomination to the City’s Design Review and Historic Preservation Board for review and recommendation to City Council. City staff would then present the nomination and Board recommendation to Puyallup City Council, who makes the final decision.

  1. What Happens After Approval?

If your property is listed on the local historic register, the property is then eligible for financial incentives which are further explained in our financial incentives brochure. Proposed changes to the structure will also be required to be reviewed by the Design Review and Historic Preservation Board and will require a receipt of a Certificate of Appropriateness indicating that the Board has reviewed the proposed changes for compliance with the required review criteria and certify that the changes will not adversely affect the historic characteristics of the property.

Is This Property Eligible?