Mills Act Program

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
You can check out whether your property is eligible to apply for a Mills Act Contract using the Historic Preservation Viewer.