Heritage Preservation Tax Exemption Program

The heritage preservation tax exemption ordinance was originally passed by City Council in 1984 for the purpose of providing tax relief needed to encourage preservation and maintenance of the historic structures of the city. The money saved by participating in the program is meant to be used by the participant to make improvements and repairs to the structure or site. The Tax Exemption Program offers a partial exemption based on the improvements value on the heritage property; the exemption will not affect any portion of the property taxes related to land. The%age of tax exemption for which a property is eligible is based on the class of the historic structure as further defined below.

Class A Structures - Structures occupied exclusively for residential purposes and individually designated as a local historic resource could potentially receive a 100% exemption.
Class B Structures - Structures occupied in whole or in part for purposes other than residential and individually designated as a local historic resource could potentially receive a 50% exemption.
Class C Structures - Structures occupied exclusively for residential purposes and noted as a contributing resource in a locally designated historic district could potentially receive a 75% exemption.
Class D Structures - Structures occupied in whole or in part for purposes other than residential and noted as a contributing resource in a locally designated historic district could potentially receive a 38% exemption.

In addition to the City of Plano, other taxing entities such as Plano Independent School District, and Collin College participate in the tax exemption program. Collin County operates a separate tax abatement program for historical properties, which can be viewed here.

 Program Application

Properties that are individually designated heritage resources or are contributing structures within a heritage district are eligible to participate in the program. If you are unsure if your property is eligible, please contact the Heritage Preservation Officer at 972-941-7151.

Yearly Site Assessments

Participants are required to keep their historic properties properly maintained and on occasion may be required to complete specific repair items. The money saved by participating in the program is meant to be used by the participant to make improvements and repairs to the structure or site. Each January, the city staff survey the participating properties in order to verify that they are being property maintained. To view the assessment criteria, please see link below.

2016 Participants

Downtown Properties
Haggard Park Properties
Individually Designated Properties
1004 E 15th Street617 E 16th Street1001 E 15th Street
1008 E 15th Street801 E 16th Street1015 E 15th Street
1010 E 15th Street811 E 16th Street1023 E 15th Street
1011 E 15th Street819 E 16th Street1407 E 15th Street
1012 E 15th Street901 E 16th Street1410 E 15th Street
1013 E 15th Street907 E 16th Street1413 E 15th Street
1016 E 15th Street805 E 17th Street1414 E15th Street
1017 E 15th Street809 E 17th Street
609 E 16th Street
1018 E 15th Street813 E 17th Street
807 E 16th Street
1021 E 15th Street816 E 17th Street1210 E 16th Street
1022 E 15th Street907 E 17th Street900 E 17th Street
1024 E 15th Street910 17th Street901 E 17th Street
1026 E 15th Street911 E 17th Street906 E17th Street
1029 E 15th Street812 E 18th Street
906 E 18th Street
1031-1033 E 15th Street903 E 18th Street914 E 18th Street
1032 E 15th Street910 E 18th Street1611 K Avenue
1035 E 15th Street913 E 18th Street1617 K Avenue
1037 E 15th Street920 E 18th Street1704 N Place
1112 E 15th Street1601 Carpenter Drive3921 Coit Road
1410-1412 J Avenue1608 Carpenter Drive1615 H Avenue
1418 K Avenue1624 Carpenter Drive1709 H Avenue
1422-1428 K Avenue1600 H Avenue

1603 H Avenue

1607 H Avenue

1611 H Avenue

1701 H Avenue

1715 H Avenue