Historic Preservation Program

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This Historic Preservation Program is intended to:

  • Maintain the character and scale/development pattern of your neighborhood by offering restoration and rehabilitation information to property owners.
  • Provide forms of relief by granting waivers and financial incentives through the City’s tax abatement program.
  • Improve the local economy by promoting tourism and garnering interest in the City's architectural and cultural heritage.

Learn more about how to qualify a property as a historic site

Property Tax Exemption

The property tax exemption is designed to encourage the preservation and rehabilitation  of properties that are historically significant. The exemption is available to owner occupied residences and for incoming producing properties of historic properties fifty years or older located within historic districts or those individually listed in the Local Register of Historic Places.The exemption is available for 100% of the assessed value of qualified improvements made to property, and for a period of up to 10 years