IAHPC is organized exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The purposes and powers of this association shall be:
- To form an information-sharing network and a training base for historic preservation commission members and staff, through discussions, seminars, printed and on-line materials.
- To facilitate cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office for the benefit of local governments in carrying out state and federal historic preservation programs.
- To be a source of information on historic district and commission matters for local, county and state legislators.
- To provide a resource center of historic preservation commission materials such as ordinances, legal cases, design manuals, etc., for use by commissions.
- To accept grants, gifts and donations; to collect and disseminate statistics and other information; to conduct research; to engage in various fund raising activities; to conduct promotional activities including advertising and publicity; and to hold such property as is necessary to accomplish its purposes.
- IAHPC shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any further United States Internal Revenue Law.)