Preservation Laws

Historic Preservation Laws

Temple of Justice, Olympia - 1920In Washington State, historic sites are protected by a variety of state and federal laws. Federal law applies to all projects that involve federal money, permits and/or licenses.  Washington State law applies to all local projects.  The following is a list of existing laws regulating historic sites within the state:

Selected Federal Laws on Historic Preservation:

Washington State Laws on Historic Preservation:

Archaeology Laws

U.S. Courthouse, Yakima - 1912In Washington State, archaeological sites and Native American graves are protected from known disturbance by a variety of state and federal laws. Federal law applies to all federal and native American lands and Washington State law applies to all other lands.  The following is a list of existing laws regulating archaeological sites within the state:




Selected Federal Laws on Archaeology:

Washington State Laws on Archaeology:

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