Historic Registers


Legacies at All Levels

A historic property in Palo Alto may be eligible or listed, either individually or as a contributing structure in a district, on the Palo Alto Historic Inventory, California Register of Historical Resources or the National Register of Historic Places. While a nomination to the local, state or national register generally requires review by the Historic Resources Board, these distinct registers and inventory provide different management guidelines and tax incentives for listed properties.

Wondering if a Property is Historic?

For information on the historic status of a specific property, please review a Parcel Report for the subject property, available at the City's website at or request a Parcel Report from City staff at the Development Services Department.

Development Services
285 Hamilton Avenue
(650) 329-2496