Mills Act Tax Abatement

• Application Download
This Application Guide will assist in determining if you qualify for the program and in completing the application. The forms you will need to complete and submit are included in the Application Guide.

•A property tax abatement program for historic properties.
•Realize up to 75 % savings in property taxes.

Before you get Started

A Mills Contract provides the potential for property tax reduction. Each property varies according to its income-generating potential and current assessed value. Mills Act properties are reassessed annually and periodically inspected for contract compliance.

The Mills Act is for property owners who are actively rehabilitating their properties or have recently completed a rehabilitation project compliant with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and the California Historical Building Code. For applicants who are just starting their rehabilitation project, all work shall be completed within the first 10 years of the contract. /