The City offers tax incentives to property owners completing rehabilitation projects to historic properties (City of Dallas Landmarks or structures in Landmark Districts). The tax incentives are administered by the Historic Preservation Program. These incentives consist of tax exemptions for rehabilitation or residential conversions. In order to qualify, the property must be designated as a City of Dallas Landmark or be a contributing property within a Landmark District.
To apply for any of the incentive programs, please review and submit applicable forms, downloadable below.
Historic Tax Incentive Information Packet for Applicants PDF | Word
How to apply for City Tax Incentives:
Submit an application to the Landmark Commission.
Application for Tax Incentives - Work Not Started PDF | Word
Application for Tax Incentives - Work Partially Completed PDF | Word
Submit the Verification of Expenditures form when work is complete. Note: if work is already complete, submit this form with your application.
Verification of Expenditures Form PDF | Word
Dallas County Appraisal District (DCAD) requires that an annual application is made yearly for all applicable historic tax exemptions. Failure to do so could result in the tax exemption not being renewed. The form is below.
Submit your application to the Dallas County Appraisal District (DCAD) each year that you are eligible for the tax exemptions.