Local Historic Register and Mills Act
Currently, planning staff is only accepting applications for both the local historic register and Mills Act after the completion of a required site visit/inspection. Before an application is accepted and considered, staff must conduct a site visit, determine historic eligibility, and confirm there is no unpermitted work on the property. Please note that there is a non-refundable fee required to begin the process. Any applications submitted prior to the require site visit will not be accepted and will be returned. Please reach out to HistoricPreservation@santa-ana.org to begin the site inspection process.
Please note that the final deadline to submit applications for consideration of a Mills Act contract is July 17, 2023, in order to be included in the agenda for the September 7, 2023, Historic Resources Commission (HRC) hearing. This will be the last HRC hearing that considers Mills Act contract applications for the 2023 calendar year. All Mills Act contracts that are approved in 2023 will not see a reduction in property taxes until the following year, in 2024. For local register listing applications only (those that are not applying simultaneous with a Mills Act contract application), the final deadline to submit applications is September 11, 2023, in order to be included in the agenda for the November 2, 2023 HRC hearing.
For additional information regarding the local historic register and Mills Act contract, see the dropdown menus below titled Historic Property Applications and Historic Preservation Initiatives.
If you have any questions, please contact HistoricPreservation@santa-ana.org