• Hawaii Cultural Resource Information System (HICRIS)


    SHPD will be transitioning from its current submission process for the review of projects and federal undertakings to digital submission through the Hawaii Cultural Resource Information System (HICRIS).  After the transition is complete, HICRIS will be the only way that submittals for project review under Hawaii Revised Statutes chapter 6E or section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act will be accepted.  The transition schedule will occur in accordance with the following schedule.

    Last date for submission through [email protected],

    4:30 PM (16:30), Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

    After close-of-business, November 25, 2020, submissions sent to the intake address above will be returned to the submitter.

    In order to transfer data from SHPD’s current data management systems to HICRIS, there will be a transition period during which SHPD will be unable to accept submissions.

    Transition period November 28 to December 16:

    • During this time, no new submittals with be accepted.
    • This time will be used to work on the migration of the data from our current systems to HICRIS.

    HICRIS Launch Date December 17, 2020:

    • SHPD will begin accepting all submittals through HICRIS.
    • We will not be accepting mail-in or e-mail submittals after December 17, 2020.

    After the December 17th launch, if you are unable to use HICRIS, have an extenuating circumstance, and require assistance with your submittal, please call us at 808-692-8015.

    What is HICRIS?

    Hawaii Cultural Resource Information System (HICRIS)

    • HICRIS is an advanced Geographic Information System and data management system that integrates SHPD’s  vast historic and cultural resource database as well as digitized paper records of Hawaiʻi’s recorded cultural resources.  It provides a single place to access those cultural records and related geographic data.
    • HICRIS will serve as an interactive portal for agencies, municipalities, planners, researchers, and others who use historic preservation data and programs, such as the Hawaii`s chapter 6E and the federal section 106 review processes,  architectual and archaeological survey programs, the State and Federal Income Tax Credits for rehabilitation of historic properties, as well the State and National Registers of Historic Places Programs.


    As part of the State’s efforts to limit transmission of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Hawaiʻi State Historic Preservation Division’s (SHPD) offices are closed to the public until further notice. Communications with SHPD must be done electronically.

    Please note, the State Historic Preservation Division is in the process of moving to an online submission system the Hawaii Cultural Resource Information System (HICRIS). Moving forward, HICRIS  will be the only way for SHPD to accept and process submittals. We are not accepting submissions at this time, while we migrate the data from our existing systems to HICRIS.

    See the HICRIS Announcement above for additional details.

    To report the inadvertent discovery of a burial site call.

    On Kaua`i please call: (808) 896-0475

    On Hawai`i Island please call: (808) 430-5709

    On Maui please call: (808) 436-6518

    On O`ahu please call: (808) 462-1873

    Please visit the SHPD website for further information and a list of SHPD contacts here: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/shpd/.

    Official notice: COVID 19


Aloha from the Hawaiʻi State Historic Preservation Division

SHPD is comprised of three branches, Architecture, Archaeology, and History & Culture, and together they collectively strive to preserve and protect Hawaiʻi’s historic identity.  In Hawaiʻi, looking back is an integral part of going forward.  SHPD is a part of ensuring that Hawaiʻi’s treasured past is here for future generations to appreciate and learn from.

Looking to Submit documents to SHPD?

Please click this link to view the Submitting to SHPD page.



Nominated and Listed Properties on the Hawaiʻi and National Registers of Historic Places. Updated 0n September 21, 2020.


I Mua Mondays: Beginning on Monday, April 8, 2019, SHPD will institute “I MUA MONDAYS.” Every Monday, until terminated or suspended in writing by the Administrator, SHPD will be closed to the public; we will not accept meetings, phone calls, emails, or “walk-ins” on Mondays. The SHPD Library will be closed to the public. This policy has been approved at the highest levels in the Administration.

I Mua Mondays will allow SHPD staff to work on critical technical and administrative tasks without interruption. This will eliminate distractions and help us expedite processing of project reviews, and the rest of our essential work. All SHPD staff are required to comply with the policies in this memorandum without exception.

Notice: SHPD library material does not circulate and all research must take place in our offices. Photocopies may be made at $0.50 per printed page per HRS Section 92-21 governing duplication and reproduction fees. The Kapolei office also provides a scanner for your use and you may save scans to a CD/DVD (no thumb drives). All researchers (public, agencies, etc.) must request an appointment. This allows SHPD to determine if the library is available at the requested time or has been previously reserved for a meeting or conference call. Make an appointment to visit the Kapolei library by emailing: [email protected]. SHPD staff are not available to conduct research on behalf of the public, agencies, etc., but SHPD staff are available to: schedule appointments and assist with access/training on the use of the scanner. (2/21/2019)