Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Historical Landmarks and Records Commission


The powers and duties of the Historical Landmarks and Records Commission are outlined in County Code Sections §3.30.080 and §22.52.3050. The Commission’s duties include the following:

  • Identify and recommend for designation Los Angeles County landmarks and historic districts located in unincorporated areas of the County. Recommendations of local designations are forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for their final action;
  • Review and act upon non-administrative certificates of appropriateness applications for development affecting County designated landmarks and historic districts;
  • Consider and recommend to the Board of Supervisors local historical landmarks defined to be worthy of registration by the State of California, either as “California Historical Landmarks” or as “Points of Historical Interest”, and may consider and comment for the Board of Supervisors on applications relating to the National Register of Historic Places;
  • Foster and promote the preservation of historical records; and
  • Advise the Department of Regional Planning, where required, in connection with the Los Angeles County Mills Act Program.


The Commission is comprised of five members, each appointed by a County Supervisor to serve a four-year term. In addition, there are ex-officio members that represent various County departments.

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