Covina | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Covina established a historic preservation ordinance in 1997, which allows for the designation of individual landmarks.  The ordinance does not establish the ability to designate historic landmarks, and the designation of individual landmarks requires owner consent.  However, the City has not been active in the use of its historic preservation ordinance and has not yet designated any landmarks.

There is no historic resource survey for the entire city, but there is one for the city’s downtown: The Covina Town Center Historic Resource Survey, dated September 4, 2007.

The scoring details for this community appear below. To see scores for all communities, compare specific communities and categories, and learn more about the Report Card, visit our Report Card microsite.

Category (points available)
Total Score (out of a possible 245, plus Extra Credit): 
Historic Preservation Ordinance (150) / Honorary Ordinance (10): 
Dedicated Historic Preservation Commission (5): 
Dedicated Preservation Staff (15): 
Ability to Designate Historic Districts (15): 
Active Landmark Designation (at least annually) (5): 
Survey of Historic Resources: Citywide (15) / Partial (10): 
Covina Town Center Historic Survey, 2007
Survey Updated Within Past 5 Years (5): 
Mills Act Incentive Program (10): 
Additional Incentives (5): 
Certified Local Government (5): 
Historic Preservation Element or Plan (5): 
Extra Credit (1-25): 

If you'd like to get involved in preservation in Covina, we suggest the following resources:

City Representative

Mercy Lugo
Senior Planner
(626) 384-5400

Local Group

Covina Valley Historical Society

Visit their website to learn more about their work and find direct contact information.

If any of this information is out of date, or to suggest additional ways to get involved, please contact us at or (213) 623-2489.

The first resource listed below is specific to Covina. For general resources related to local preservation and our Preservation Report Card, please visit our Report Card microsite.

Historic Preservation Ordinance

Guide to CEQA (Conservancy website)

If any of these links are broken or incorrect, or if you would like to suggest other resources for preservation in Covina, please let us know by emailing