Tourists appreciate the history of a place but residents pay the price with an additional review process prior commencing any project.

There are three levels of designation of historic resources: Local (Article 10 & 11), State (California Register), and Federal (National Register of Historic Places).

All three designations qualify buildings to use the California Historical Building Code and apply for property tax savings provided by the Mills Act.

  • Historic building category A
  • Historic building category B
  • Historic building category C