The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Historic Preservation Division provides financial and architectural assistance for the restoration of historic structures, reviews current development projects to consider their impact on archaeological resources, protects resources on state-owned properties, and supports the National Register of Historic Places.
Archaeology rarely, if ever, stops a development project. Sites that contain graves, however, are protected under state laws from disturbance.
Eligible participants may apply for an income tax credit equaling 25% of qualifying rehabilitation expenses, capped at $100,000 for residential properties and $300,000 for income-producing properties. The rehabilitation must be certified by HPD.
Properties listed in the National Register may qualify for grants and tax incentives. A listing on the register also ensures that properties will be considered in the planning of state- or federally-assisted projects.