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Mills Act in Claremont

MILLS ACT RESOLUTION AND GENERAL INFORMATION -
Mills Act contracts are an historic preservation tool used as an incentive for property owners to preserve or restore historic properties. Enacted by the State of California, Mills Act proved a method for calculating property value that can result in a value much lower than the current tax basis and much lower than the current market value. Upon approval of a contract, property taxes (not including special assessments) are based on this lower value. In exchange for the lower assessed value, the property owner agrees to make significant improvements to the property and to preserve elements of the property (exterior and interior) that are determined to be of significance to the community. The Mills Act gives cities the flexibility to deal with historic structures on a case-by-case basis and to choose which historic property contracts to approve or not approve based on the cities' own evaluating factors. Links to city documents:

Application:  http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/download.cfm?ID=25908

Resolution:
http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/download.cfm?ID=25906