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
The National Parks Services has produced over 40 technical Preservation Briefs related to the appropriate repair and maintenance of old buildings. Topics include the cleaning and waterproofing of...
CEQA law requires the Department to analyze a project’s impact to any known or potential historical resource. Before the impact of a project can be analyzed, the...
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