The Mills Act is State-sponsored legislation that grants the City of Eureka the ability to directly participate in a local historic preservation incentive program;. It supports rehabilitating historic property including seismic safety retrofitting, contributing to affordable housing, promoting heritage tourism and fostering pride of historic property ownership.
A Mills Act Contract under State law is an agreement between the City of Eureka and the property owner of a qualified historic property. The property owner benefits by a reduction in property taxes and the City is ensured that the historic property is maintained and improved.
Development Services Department Staff is working to establish a local Mills Act Program in Eureka.
Please call, (707) 441-4160 to learn more.