2020 Mills Act Historical Property Contract Application

In addition to the application form below, you will also need to submit the non-refundable application fee of $650 and e-mail additional materials to planning.millsact@lacity.org. Please see the 2020 Mills Act Application Submission Instructions for completing your application.

A complete application includes the following and must be received no later than 4:00pm on Friday, February 28, 2020.

  • 2020 Mills Act Historical Property Contract Application
  • Photographs
  • Permit records
  • Report from qualified structural engineer, if applicable
  • Documentation of affordable units, if applicable
  • Non-refundable application fee: $650

(Fields with an asterisk (*) are required)

Owner Information

Property Address *
Owner(s) of Property *
Owner(s) Mailing Address *
Primary Telephone *
Alternate Telephone
Primary/Owner's Email *
Alternate Email

Property Information

Enter the legal description of the property as listed on tax records; this information can also be obtained from ZIMAS (zimas.lacity.org) under the “Address/Legal” section.

Legal Description (Tract(s), Blocks(s), Lot(s))*

Assessor Identification No. (AIN) as per your tax bill, Assessor Parcel No. (APN) or ZIMAS:  *

Property Purchase Date: * //
Most Recent Assessed Value: *

Historical Significance *

HCM Number
HCM Name

Priority Consideration Criteria

All applications are evaluated on the merits of the Priority Consideration Criteria below. An application must meet the minimum required criteria to be considered for the program and must demonstrate that the structure is in danger of deterioration or in need of substantial rehabilitation. Due to the competitive nature of the program, properties requiring only routine maintenance may not be given priority. The City’s share of lost revenue under the Mills Act is growing and properties needing financial assistance to commence or complete substantial rehabilitation work will be given priority.

Please check the appropriate criteria and explain how your property meets the stated Priority Consideration Criteria. Single-family and multi-family/ commercial mixed-use properties with fewer than 20 residential rental units must meet a minimum of three Priority Consideration Criteria. All other properties must meet a minimum of four criteria.

The residential, commercial or industrial project will require financial incentive in addition to any mortgage financing, private capital or public loans, to help insure the preservation of the structure. (Is the structure in danger of deterioration or in need of substantial rehabilitation?)

The project is a unique example of a residential, commercial or industrial building. (What are the unique aspects of your property?)

The residential, commercial or industrial project will result in additional private investment in the building other than for routine maintenance that may include seismic retrofitting, substantial repair or rehabilitation work.

(Only applies to Multi-family/Commercial mixed-use buildings with greater than 20 residential rental units)

The residential or mixed-use project will result in the preservation or addition of safe and affordable dwelling units for low and moderate income households(Eligible properties must conform to current United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Criteria for low-income housing.)

(Only applies to commercial buildings)

The commercial or industrial project will primarily supply goods or services to residents of low and moderate income areas or provides employment of low and moderate income persons.

Each signator understands that by typing his or her name in the signature boxes below and submitting this form constitutes a legal signature confirming that I am (We are) the present owner(s) of the property described above.

Owner Signature *

Owner Signature

If preparer is other than property owner, please indicate preparer name: