It's Your Home

The proposed “Historic Preservation Ordinance” will impact an estimated 4,000 Laguna Beach residential and commercial properties. Remodels may be limited, owners must disclose to buyers the home may be a historic “resource” and may have to hire a historian to prove that their property is not “historic” to do simple remodels or make other changes to the property.

Is your property on the list?

Use this form to check if a property or home is already on the Historic Inventory List making it subject to the restrictions and conditions of the proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance. We will also keep you informed via email as updates become available.

The Mandatory Ordinance Problem

Any home or building in Laguna Beach 70 years old or older will be subject to historic evaluation. Owners may have to hire a historian to prove to the city that their property is not “historic” to do simple remodels or make other changes to the property.

The Voluntary Inclusion Solution

Let Laguna Live! wants a voluntary, incentive-based Historic Preservation Program. Implementation of financial and planning incentives to promote long-term appreciation and preservation of historic resources is the right way to preserve historic properties in our community.

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My South Laguna cottage: How I regained my property rights

My house was built around 1930 by my family. It was fondly called the barn, because it really was. Not much was ever done on the interior. It was a single-wall construction summer cottage. No indoor shower, no phone, sub wood floors, no heater, no interior doors except for the bathrooms. Over the years, the…

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City Council Passes Voluntary Historic Preservation Ordinance

Congratulations to you all for the huge step toward freeing your homes from the burdens of involuntary historic designations and accompanying restrictions. Without our steady voices and support in over 30 public hearings conducted since 2016, this could have gone a different way. But we hung in, and the City Council passed the ordinance at…

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