Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)

The Division for Historic Preservation's flagship online resource is the New York State Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS), which supplies individuals and communities with information and tools to support the preservation and revitalization of New York State's rich heritage and culture.

CRIS provides access to:

  • New York State's vast historic and cultural resource databases
  • A statewide map of historic properties, projects, and surveys
  • More than 1.5 million pages of scanned paper records
  • Photographs, forms, and reports pertaining to historic properties and programs

CRIS also supports the following historic preservation programs:

CRIS was developed by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's Division for Historic Preservation with funding in part from the Federal Highway Administration.

For questions or technical support regarding CRIS, please visit the CRIS Online Help System or email