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Historic Preservation Ordinance

“Historic preservation is the process of identifying, protecting, and enhancing building, places, and objects of historical and cultural significance.” - National Trust for Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Program

Los Angeles County’s Historic Preservation Program (“Program”) is comprised of the County’s Historic Preservation Ordinance that establishes criteria and procedures for the designation, preservation and maintenance of landmarks and historic districts; and the County’s Mills Act Historical Property Contract Program which provides property tax relief to owners of historic properties who are willing to restore and maintain their properties.

The Program applies only to properties located in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. For properties located within the City of Los Angeles, please contact the city’s Office of Historic Resources.

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On October 25, 2019, the Historical Landmarks and Records Commission will consider to recommend that the Board of Supervisors designate Chester Washington Golf course as a County landmark. Public hearing documents are here.

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