Anyone may nominate a property for listing in the Inventory. The History Commission requires that the owner be notified of the nomination. The applicant must submit either an Individual Property Nomination Form or a District Nomination Form. Staff reviews the application for completion and submits it to the History Commission Inventory Committee for evaluation. If accepted, the Inventory Committee will bring the nomination to the History Commission for a vote at an upcoming meeting. A file for each resource on the Inventory is kept at the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development.
Applicants researching the history of buildings in Fairfax County, Virginia should review the Research Guidelines. These preliminary steps assist in preparing an Individual Property Nomination form. Not all suggestions apply to every site.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY NOMINATION FORMS
Instructions for the Individual Property Nomination Form and an example of a successfully completed nomination can be found below. A good place to begin is to review the nomination form first before starting to fill it out. This will help determine what information is needed to complete the form. You may find it easier to fill out certain parts of the form first, returning to other parts later.
The instruction guide gives detailed guidance on the information requested in the Individual Property Nomination Form. This step-by-step guide follows the nomination form from start to finish, giving examples along the way to illustrate each point. A successful completed nomination form for Dunn Loring Elementary School is available below to further illustrate the concepts in the instruction guide. This example provides notations in the margins to point out how information requested in the nomination form is addressed.