image: archway of the Natatorium War Memorial, Waikiki, O`ahuThe State Historic Preservation Division is the official keeper of the Hawai`i Register of Historic Places.The list formally recognizes districts, sites, structures, buildings and objects and their significance in Hawai`i’s history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture. 

The National Register of Historic Places, kept by the National Park Service, encompasses significant properties nominated by State and Federal agencies, historic areas in the National Park System and all National Historic Landmarks. It is the official list of the country’s cultural resources.

The Historic Register by Islands


Make a selection to view the entire register for each island.

Hawai`i Island (PDF) Kaho`olawe (PDF)
Kaua`i (PDF) Lana`i (PDF)
Maui (PDF) Midway (PDF)
Moloka`i (PDF) Necker (PDF)
Nihoa (PDF) Ni`ihau
O`ahu (PDF)  

Check for the most recent additions to the Hawai`i Register of Historic Places (April 6, 2013)(PDF)

You can nominate a property for listing on the Hawai’i and/or National Register of Historic Places. (Both Registers use the same form.) A Registration Procedure flowchart can be found at

The National Park Service’s National Register Bulletins contain helpful information for understanding and undertaking the process. These include:

Researching a Historic Property

How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation

How to Complete the National Register (Single Property) Registration Form

How to Complete the National Register Multiple Property Documentation Form

Historical inventory forms are available in MS Word and .pdf formats

Nomination forms for single property, multiple properties, and extended documentation submittals can be found at: (Both MS Word and .pdf formats are again available.)

For questions about the Historic Registers and the nomination process, call SHPD’s Historian at (808) 692-8028.