The Restoration Services Branch of the State Historic Preservation Office is dedicated to providing essential technical preservation services and plays a pivotal role in the administration of rehabilitation tax incentive programs. Its mission is to ensure that the architectural legacy of North Carolina remains not just intact but thriving.
One of the Restoration Services Branch's primary commitments to North Carolinians lies in offering expert guidance on building conservation. This guidance ranges from maintenance best practices to understanding building materials, old and new. By assisting homeowners, non-profits, architects, contractors, and more at no cost, the branch aids in the responsible upkeep of all of North Carolina’s architectural heritage.
An equally significant facet of the branch's work is its facilitation of building rehabilitation via federal and state historic tax credits. These credits serve as a financial stimulus to assist property owners in the rehabilitation of historic structures across the state. As both an advocate for and an administrator of these incentive programs, the branch helps catalyze adaptive reuse and associated economic activity in North Carolina's historic neighborhoods and communities.