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Planning and Community Development Department

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  • Historic Property Contract Program  -  Mills Act 

    The City of Pasadena Historic Property Contract Program was established by ordinance in October 2002 under the authority of a State enabled program known as the Mills Act (California Government Code, Article 12, Sections 50280-50290). Under this act, local governments may enter into historic property contracts with owners of qualifying privately owned historic properties who agree to rehabilitate, restore and/or maintain their property according to the Secretary of Interior Standards. Click on the link below to view and download the 2017 Mills Act Guidelines and Application.

    These application guidelines are a summary of the main features of the Historic Property Contract Program. The complete regulations are in the legal texts of the California Government Code and the City of Pasadena Ordinance 6912.

    Application Deadline:  

      Monday, May 1, 2017 



    Mills Act Program Guidelines 2017

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