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Historic Preservation

Tax Incentives


The City of Dallas Historic Preservation Division has been the designated City of Dallas steward for historic preservation since its creation in 1973. The City of Dallas Historic Preservation Division oversees more than 140 individually designated landmarks and historic districts that contain thousands of structures.

Tax Incentives

The City offers tax incentives to property owners completing rehabilitation projects to historic properties (City of Dallas Landmarks or structures in Landmark Districts) administered by the Historic Preservation Program. These incentives consist of tax exemptions for rehabilitation or residential conversions. In order to qualify, property must be designated 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.

For questions or any additional information, please call 214-670-4209.

Historic Preservation Incentives

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.

DCAD Annual Application Form

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 more about Federal and State tax incentives


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