About North Central Information Center
North Central Information Center is one of nine CHRIS information centers affiliated with the California Office of Historic Preservation. NCIC maintains a portion of the CHRIS inventory of cultural resources documentation for the State of California. Our service area consists of Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, and Yuba counties.
Coordinator: Paul Rendes, M.A.
Phone: (916) 278-6217
Fax: (916) 278-5162
Standard Mailing Address: 6000 J St., MS 6100, Sacramento, CA 95819
Fed Ex/UPS Address: 7667 Folsom Blvd., Suite 2042, Sacramento, CA 95826
NCIC is located in Folsom Hall, Suite 2042 at California State University, Sacramento. [map]
NCIC is open for in-house records searches for authorized users of the CHRIS (i.e. professional historians and archaeologists). Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30-4:30 (by appointment only).
Temporary parking passes are available for visitors.
Due to the sensitivity of cultural resources documentation, NCIC does not accommodate in-house records searches for unauthorized users of the CHRIS. Please view the CHRIS access policy.
UPDATE: During the Covid-19 crisis, NCIC is not scheduling in-house records searches. In-house records searches will resume when CSUS administrators authorize face-to-face interactions on campus.
Submitting CHRIS Records to NCIC
NCIC prefers digital copies of CHRIS site records and survey reports. These include:
- PDF copies of site records (e.g. DPR sheets)
- PDF copies of survey reports
- GIS shapefiles corresponding with site locations
- GIS shapefiles corresponding with survey coverage
Before sending, NCIC asks users to zip and encrypt all digital documentation using free 7Zip software, available here.
Because NCIC no longer maintains paper inventories of site records and survey reports, hard-copy site records and survey reports will be scanned and shredded. To conserve resources, please make every effort to provide NCIC with digital materials.
Connect with North Central Information Center
North Central Information Center
7667 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento, CA; 95826, Suite 2042
Mon - Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (916) 278-6217