The objective of the State Preservation Board is to preserve and maintain the Texas Capitol, the Capitol Extension, the 1857 General Land Office Building, other designated buildings, their contents and grounds for the benefit of the citizens of Texas and its visitors. The agency also operates the Bullock Texas State History Museum, which engages visitors in the exciting and unique history of Texas. The Museum openeded April 21, 2001.

The State Preservation Board pledges to the citizens of Texas that this agency will offer courteous, professional, and ethical service to Capitol visitors, public officials, Capitol and Capitol Extension occupants, vendors and their employees, and other agency employees. We will manage the state's resources wisely and will protect the historical significance of our charge, while providing a functional environment for building occupants and an educational experience for our visitors.

Our organizational divisions require staff with a wide variety of special skills and training and we will strive to retain personnel with a high degree of expertise and loyalty to the agency's mission. Services provided by the State Preservation Board include:


Texans are invited to contact the agency with any questions or complaints. Responses to all building maintenance requests will be made within one working day. All public inquires, open records requests and formal written complaints will receive a response within ten working days.

Customer Service Contact

Name: Christopher Currens
Phone: 512.463.5495
Fax: 512.463.3372
Mail: State Preservation Board
201 E. 14th St., Suite 950, Austin, Texas 78701
Mailing Address: State Preservation Board
P.O. Box 13286, Austin, Texas 78711