The Mills Act Program provides financial assistance to property owners of qualified historic properties in the form of a potential property tax reduction. In exchange, the property owner agrees to preserve, maintain, and rehabilitate their historic property in conformance with historic preservation standards.
Which properties qualify for a Mills Act Contract?
A qualified historic property is in one of the following categories:
Contributor to an established historic district
Identified as a historic property in the City's Historic Resources Survey
Designated or determined to be eligible for designation in the National Register of Historic Places or California Register of Historical Resources