What You Should Know
- Applications are accepted yearly between Jan. 1 and March 31; applications must be received by March 31 to be processed in the same calendar year.
- To be eligible to apply for the Mills Act in the City of San Diego, the property must be historically designated on the local register by Dec. 31 of the prior year.
The Mills Act application must include the following:
The following additional documents may be required, if applicable:
- Additions and Modifications
This document must include the description of any additions, alterations, or modifications to the property since it was designated (e.g., additions, recent restoration work, or non-original windows or doors).
- Authority to Sign
This file must include documentation that establishes authority of signer(s) if the property is held in a Trust, Corporation or Partnership (e.g., Certification of Trust, Articles of Organization, Certificate of Limited Partnership).
- The application fee for the Mills Act is $471.00, this is a one-time fee.
- The monitoring fee for the Mills Act is $234.00, this fee is due when the Mills Act Agreement is signed and every five years thereafter.
To help customers avoid any additional costs or confusion, staff can provide guidance on the application process and answer any questions via email at DSDMillsAct@sandiego.gov. We look forward to hearing from you!
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