The City of Rancho Mirage completed a historic resources survey in 2003. The primary goal of the survey was to systematically identify and document the City’s historic resources. The City has adopted an ordinance, which allows for the official designation of historic resources and provide some level of protection against their demolition and alteration. Specific provisions of the ordinance may be viewed via the City’s Municipal Code, Chapter 15.27. The following are the answers to some commonly asked questions about historic preservation.