Smithsonian Number Requests:
To request a Smithsonian number please send in a completed Montana CRIS form with a 7.5' quad map showing site location. If site forms are submitted electronically they must be sent as a PDF.
Digital Data Use Agreement:
Please complete this Digital Data and Information Use Agreement for each individual within an organization, institution, or agency that is requesting digital data from the Montana SHPO. Site, Inventory, and GIS files will not be given out until this has been received.
Digital Data Use Agreement
Inventory Report Requests:
To request an copy of a previous cultural resource inventory (CRABS report) please fill out the Inventory Report Request form and email it in to email@example.com
Inventory Report Request
Site Form Requests:
To request a site form (CRIS) please fill out the Site Form Request form and email it in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Site Form Request
The Montana Antiquities Database contains cultural resource information on known historic and archaeological sites, previously conducted cultural resource inventories, National Register site status, and cultural resource management project information. The database uses Oracle software and is housed at the Montana State Historic Preservation Office in Helena and the University of Montana Site Records Office in Missoula.
The database is divided into three parts:
Obtaining a Smithsonian Number will still require completion of the Cultural
Resource Information System (CRIS) form, and a 7.5’ Quad map showing the site
location,, but beginning May 17, 2011 these forms can be submitted as PDF’s
through email or the State of Montana - File Transfer Service via ePass. Contact
SHPO, or click here for ePass instructions.
Site forms may only be submitted electronically in PDF format. If you submit the draft site form electronically, then you MUST submit the final draft electronically along with a paper copy. The paper copy of the final draft site form can be submitted with its respective cultural resource inventory report. There is no need to submit an additional paper copy.