Technical Services

Preservation works best in communities where its principles are so deeply rooted that efforts and initiated and supported by a variety of public, civic, and private organizations and individuals. We at Preservation Buffalo Niagara are committed to helping historic property owners maintain, rehabilitate, and restore their buildings and to do so, we can provide technical assistance in a variety of ways:

Surveys, National Register Nominations, and Local Landmarks

Undertaking surveys and developing local, State, and National Register historic districts and landmarks, gives communities the information to determine what should be protected, and expands the tools available with which to do so. PBN can assist directly with these preservation planning tools or connect you with granting agencies and consultants to get the work done.


PBN firmly believes that a calculated, community-minded approach is essential to successfully protecting, preserving, and celebrating our region’s historic resources. Through our education and outreach initiatives, PBN empowers Wester New York communities to champion historic preservation as a means for creating a more culturally-rich, vibrant, affordable, and sustainable community.

Finding Funding

PBN can help identify potential funding sources for your historic building project and assist in determining eligibility and applying to incentive programs including historic tax credits.

For more information about available Historic Tax Credits click here.

Preservation Best Practices

PBN assists property owners, developers, and contractors on a daily basis, providing expert architectural and preservation advise. We can connect you with the information you need to know about owning an historic property as well as how to navigate the Buffalo Preservation Board’s Certificate of Appropriateness process.

For more information on preservation best practices, visit our Resources page.

Educational Programming

For more information about upcoming workshops and tours, visit our Calendar.


Historic Research

PBN can help connect you to the institutions and resources that you can use to research historic properties, or, as a part of our Historic Plaque Program, we can do the research for you! 

Tax Credit Preparation Services

Need to rehab but don’t want the paperwork? PBN is now offering homeowner tax credit application preparation services. Our trained staff can work with you through the entire process, including: determining eligibility, reviewing work to assess compliance with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards,and preparing Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the State application.

Concerned with a particular building or issue? Want to learn more about how Preservation Buffalo Niagara can help you with your preservation project? Then use the form below to contact PBN staff for technical services support.