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Historic Preservation Incentives - OLD Mills Act Program
Mills Act Application Process



Pre-Application Meeting


Prior to submitting an application, an owner interested in the Mills Act should schedule a pre-application review meeting with City staff.  The purpose of the pre-application review meeting is to confirm that the property qualifies for the program and to ensure that the application submittal requirements, and the mandatory terms of the Mills Act Contract are understood.  The Pre-Application Meeting includes a site visit to review the conditions on the property.

Contact the City's Urban Designer, William Crouch, at wcrouch@beverlyhills.org to schedule a pre-application meeting.

IMPORTANT:  Before the meeting, download and fill out the Estimated Property Tax Adjustment Worksheet.


Application Submittal


Mills Act applications are submitted to the Community Development Department.   The application requires a “pro forma” regarding the proposed Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Maintenance Plan; drawings; samples; cost estimates; photographs; and any other materials or studies needed.  City staff is available to assist with the application process.

Review for Completeness


City staff will review the submitted materials and determine if the application is complete.  In order to be scheduled for a hearing, applications must be complete and include all attachments and required information, and fees.  City staff may schedule a meeting with the applicant to discuss details of the preservation plan and any proposed new construction.  Once the application has been determined complete, City staff shall schedule it for review at a noticed public hearing.

Public Hearing


The Mills Act Application will be considered during a public hearing and a recommendation will be made to the City Council regarding the preservation plan, any restrictions that should be added to the agreement, and whether the application for a Mills Act contract should be approved or denied.  Applications will be docketed for the earliest available meeting or a specific date that is not sooner that the first available meeting if requested by the applicant.

City Council


Once per year, the City Council will consider entering into Mills Act Contracts as part of its consent calendar (no public hearing).  The City Council may factor the estimated fiscal impact on the City as part of its consideration.  The City Council may approve or disapprove a Mills Act contract request.

Contract Execution and Recordation


If approved by the City Council, the City will execute the contract and forward it to the County Recorder’s office for recordation.  The recorded copy will be returned to the City for submission to the County Tax Assessor’s office for implementation.  The Los Angeles County Assessor is responsible for calculating tax savings.   The County Assessor reassesses Mills Act properties once a year.