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Development Services

Your Guide to Understanding the Mills Act Contract

The Mills Act refers to a state law that enables the County Tax Assessor to use an additional formula to assess the value of historic residential and non-residential buildings. A property owner of a historic building can benefit from the Mills Act when a contract approved by the City Council is recorded with the County. The Mills Act Contract is available ONLY to buildings that are on the City's Inventory of Historic and Cultural Landmarks, and can provide potential property tax reductions. The links below take you to a brochure explaining how to apply for a Mills Act Contract and the application form to print, fill out and submit to the City. See the link to Frequently Asked Questions about Landmark Ownership for more information about the Mills Act.

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