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Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

Thank you for your interest in preserving Fullerton's historic resources.  Fullerton has a rich and varied mix of historic resources, including buildings and neighborhoods, with historical, architectural, or cultural significance.  These resources represent important aspects of the history of Fullerton and the region.

Special requirements apply to modifications of historic structures. Historic districts in Fullerton include both residential and commercial areas. For help in determining whether your property is within a historic district and what requirements might apply, please contact the Planning Division at (714)738-6559.

Mills Act Program

At its meeting on April 21, 2020, the City Council adopted a Mills Act Program for the City of Fullerton.  Enacted in 1972, the Mills Act grants participating local governments the authority to enter into contracts with owners of qualified historic properties who actively participate in the restoration and maintenance of their historic properties in exchange for receiving property tax reductions. The Mills Act is codified in both the California Government Code (Article 12, Section 50280 – 50290) and the California Revenue and Taxation Code (Article 1.9, Sections 439-439.4).

Mills Act Documents

Guidelines for Preservation Zones and Central Business District

Links to other Historic Resources