National Register Districts in Lafayette

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places. Listing on the National Register gives a property honorable recognition, consideration in federal and state projects, eligibility for certain tax incentives, qualification for federal grants, life safety code alternatives in the International Building Code, and benefits resulting from heritage tourism. Listing on the National Register does not restrict property owners unless federal funds are used on the structure. It does not require that the property be open to the public, nor does it raise property taxes. The National Register will not stop the bulldozers, but does require consideration for properties that are listed or eligible when federal monies are being used.