Frequently Asked Questions

This section contains frequently asked questions about historic preservation in the City of San Diego. Information is provided on topics including the Historical Resources Board, retaining a historical consultant, how a property becomes historical, appealing a historical designation, applying for the Mills Act for potential property tax reductions and other benefits, historical surveys and historical districts, fixing up a historical site, and altering or demolishing a building that is over 45 years in age. Scroll down to view all topics, and click on the appropriate link to view answers to these frequently asked questions.