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Historic Preservation Ordinance

Last modified: 3/6/2013 2:51 PM
On October 17, 2006 the Board of Supervisors adopted the Historic Preservation Ordinance, enacting Division C17 of the Santa Clara County Ordinance Code.
Basic components of the ordinance are: 1) purpose and intent; 2) definitions; 3) heritage resource inventory; 4) landmark designation criteria and process; 5) landmark alteration requirements and demolition procedures; 6) appeals; 7) hardship determination; 8) maintenance; and 9) enforcement.
The Board of Supervisors updated the Historic Preservation Ordinance on December 1, 2009 to clarify the owner consent process for landmark designation.