If you own a historic property, you may qualify for a property tax reduction through the City’s Historic Property Contract Program, established under the state’s Mills Act. In return, you’ll agree to restore and maintain your historic building by creating a program of specific projects to undertake during a 10-year period.
The deadline for filing applications is Monday, May 6, 2013. For more information call the program manager, Kevin Johnson, at (626) 744-7806. In some cases, non-contributing properties in a landmark or National Register district may also be considered. Undesignated properties may also be considered if an application for historic designation is submitted concurrently with the application for Historic Property Contract.
Additional eligibility requirements, including a property valuation cap and a program of future rehabilitation and maintenance work are described in the 2013 Mills Act Program Guidelines, which also include the application form and submittal requirements. The guidelines and application are available at the Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Avenue, window #4, and online at www.cityofpasadena.net/ millsact.