Cultural Resources

Cultural resources include historical and archaeological settings, sites, buildings, features, artifacts and/or areas of ethnic, historical, religious or socioeconomical importance.

Historical Resources

An historical resource (also a cultural resource) is a resource listed in, or determined to be eligible for listing in, the California Register of Historical Resources. A structure or that is fifty years old or older may be considered to be a potentially significant historical resource, according to the California Register of Historical Resources (California Code of Regulations, Title 14).​


A usually simple object (as a tool or ornament) showing human workmanship or modification.



County Coroner: (916) 874-9320
Native American Heritage Commission: (916) 653-4082
County Environmental Review Division: (916) 874-6141

Related Links 

The National Park Service maintains the National Register of Historic Places. The web site also contains a technical assistance publication series and information on historic preservation standards.​

The California State Parks, Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) maintains the California Register of Historical Resources. Also, the OHP reviews federal projects under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The web site also contains California State Landmarks, the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan, and other publications.