Landmarks Commission

Established in 1975, the mission of the Landmarks Commission is “To protect improvements and areas which represent the City's cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history; safeguard the City's historic, aesthetic and cultural heritage; and promote the use of landmarks and historic districts for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people.” [SMMC Chapter 9.56]


Current members, applicants, vacancies, and appointment application



  • Designate landmarks, structures of merit, and advise on potential historic districts
  • Conduct evaluations of applications for designation of historic resources
  • Regulate and control the alteration of any landmark
  • Maintain a current listing and description of designated historic resources
  • Provide for a suitable, sign, plaque or other marker indicating the designation
  • Participate in environmental review procedures

Meetings & Minutes

The Landmarks Commission typically meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, California.



Third Street Neighborhood Historic District Determinations (Certificate of Administrative Approval)

227 Beach Street (17ENT-0225) – 11/09/17

2546 3rd St (19ENT-0058) – 3/28/19

240-244 Hill Street (19ENT-0296) – 8/15/19

240-244 Hill Street & 2704 Third Street (20ENT-0010) - 2/18/20

2634 Third Street (20ENT-0056) – 2/26/20


Please click here for access to real time data for active demolition permits for buildings over 40 years old.


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October 12Oct 12 Agenda Audio/Video
September 14Sep 14 Cancelled
August 24Aug 24 Agenda Audio/Video
August 10Aug 10 Cancelled
July 29Jul 29 Agenda Audio/Video
July 13Jul 13 Cancelled
June 08Jun 08 Cancelled
May 11May 11 Cancelled
April 13Apr 13 Cancelled
March 09Mar 09 Agenda Minutes Audio/Video
February 10Feb 10 Agenda Minutes Audio/Video
January 13Jan 13 Agenda Minutes Audio/Video

Demolition Permit Applications