National Designation to the National Register of Historic Places

Criteria for Evaluation

The National Register's standards for evaluating the significance of properties generally more than 50 years old were developed to recognize the accomplishments of all peoples who have made a significant contribution to our country's history and heritage. The criteria are designed to guide State and local governments, Federal agencies, and others in evaluating potential entries in the National Register.

 A. That are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history; or 

B. That are associated with the lives of persons significant in our past; or

 C. That embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction; or

 D. That have yielded or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history.

 National Register of Historical Places

 Listing Process

The National Register nomination process usually starts with your State Historic Preservation Office. In Florida, the contact information for the Division of Historical Resources is

R.A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street, Room 417
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
(850) 245-6333

For more information visit the Website

The Vero Beach Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for reviewing National Register nominations within the city.  For more local information contact the:

City of Vero Beach Planning and Development Department.
1053 20th Place
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone Number: (772) 978-5151

 Other Resources

List of properties in Vero Beach on the National Register of Historic Places

Historic Properties Survey of Vero Beach 1990 

 Historic Resource Survey Update of the Original Town and Osceola Park Neighborhoods 2008