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Helping San Diego Protect its History

You've come to the right place for learning more about the Historical Resources Board, the benefits and guidelines of historical preservation and more about San Diego history, historical sites, cultural landscapes and archaeological sites.

Historic Preservation Highlights

The City of San Diego is now using the California Historical Resources Inventory Database (CHRID) for the management of information related to the City’s historical resources. The home page for the San Diego CHRID is This database includes information about historical resources that have been designated or listed on the National Register and resources that have been identified as part of a community plan update historical survey. In addition, the Register of Historical Resources will be maintained and posted as a link on this page. We encourage the public’s use of this data. Please note it is not yet complete and may have errors. If you have questions or find errors, please contact staff at

I own a property that is 45+ years old...

Is my property historical?

View the Guidelines for historical designation

How can I designate my property as historical?

View the Submittal requirements for historical designation

My property has been designated a historical site ... Now what?

View the benefits & responsibilities for historical sites, cultural landscapes & archaeological sites.

Surveys and District Information Available Online

Tell Us About Potential Historic Resources in Your Community!