The Hailey Historic Preservation Commission
Idaho State Code provides for the designation of Historic Properties. This would apply only to properties that meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Properties. There are advantages to acquiring this recognition, yet no one shall be compelled to accept this designation.
The National Park Service provides matching funds to states to survey and nominate significant buildings, structures, sites, objects, and historic districts to the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register listing only regulates the use of federal funds that may affect the property and does not impose any legal requirements on the owner. Property owners wishing to make alterations to their buildings with private funds are free to do so.
Inclusion in the National Register, in addition to honorific recognition, provides a degree of protection from federally assisted, licensed, and permitted undertakings that might adversely affect a listed property or jeopardize the property's environment.