Welcome to the Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS). We encourage you to explore this new online resource which provides individuals and communities with information and tools to support the
preservation and revitalization of New York's rich heritage and culture.
CRIS is an advanced Geographic Information System program that provides access to New York State's vast historic and cultural resource databases and now digitized paper records. CRIS provides users
with access to more than 1.5 million pages of digital images including, National Register documents, building and archaeological inventory forms, survey reports, and a wide variety of additional legacy
data. In addition, the new system serves as an interactive portal for agencies, municipalities and others who use historic preservation programs, such as the State and Federal Income Tax Credits for Historic
Properties, the State and National Registers of Historic Places Programs, the Sections 14.09 (NYSPRHPL) and 106 (NHPA) review processes, the Certified Local Government Program and building and archaeological
CRIS was developed by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's Division for Historic Preservation (DHP) with funding in part from the Federal Highway Administrations.
This video provides a hands-on demonstration of the Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS) from the application's developer. Learn how to input your project's information, submit
resources for evaluation, the best approach for uploading attachments and photos, and how to successfully complete an initial submission.
For questions or technical support regarding CRIS please email: CRISHelp@parks.ny.gov