Historic Preservation

Office of Historic Preservation


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

How to apply for City Tax Incentives:

 Submit an application to the Landmark Commission. 

Submit the Verification of Expenditures form when work is complete. Note: if work is already complete, submit this form with your application.  

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. 

Other Helpful Information:

View the Historic Tax Incentive Program Ordinanc​e (Article XI)​

View the Community Meeting Powerpoint​ discussing changes to the Historic Tax Exemption Program (2015). 

Federal and State Preservation Tax Incentives

In addition to tax incentives offered by the City, property owners may be eligible for Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation tax credits. These programs are administered through the Texas Historical Commission.

Click here to learn about Federal and State tax incentives.​  

For questions or any additional information, please contact Christina.Mankowski@dallas.gov (214) -671-5052.