Helping San Diego Protect its History
You are at the right place for learning more about the Historical Resources Board (HRB), the benefits and guidelines of historical preservation and more about San Diego history, historical sites, cultural landscapes and archeological sites.
The City’s historic preservation program is cooperatively managed by the Planning Department, which is responsible for the City’s long-range planning efforts and the development of new ordinance and regulations; and the Development Services Department (DSD), which is responsible for implementing those policies and regulations through permitting and enforcement. Each department oversees different aspects of the City’s historic preservation program in accordance with their respective department mission. Staff in both departments work closely together, insuring coordination and consistency across the City’s historic preservation program.
The DSD’s Historical Resources section is responsible for:
The Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Planning section is responsible for:
For information on these aspects of the City’s program, please refer to the Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Planning webpage.
The 2022 Meeting Dates Memo lists all Historical Resources Board and Subcommittee meeting dates and locations for the 2022 calendar year.
NOTE: The Development Services Department is currently revamping its online application process and will resume accepting Mills Act applications in the second half of 2022. Please visit this webpage for future updates.
The Historic Resource Nomination Process handout describes the requirements, fees and process to nominate a resource for designation on the City's Register of Historic Resources.
The City is now using the California Historical Resources Inventory Database (CHRID) for the management of information related to its historic resources. This database includes information about historic resources that have been designated or listed in the National Register and resources that have been identified as part of a community plan update historical survey. We encourage the public's use of this data. If you have questions or find errors, please send us an email.