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 percentage 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. 

2015 Participants
Downtown Properties
 Haggard Park Properties
 Individually Designed Properties
 1004 E. 15th Street  617 E. 16th Street  1001 E. 15th Street
 1008 E. 15th Street  801 E. 16th Street  1015 E. 15th Street
 1010 E. 15th Street  811 E. 16th Street  1023 E. 15th Street
 1011 E. 15th Street  819 E. 16th Street  1407 E. 15th Street
 1012 E. 15th Street  901 E. 16th Street  1410 E. 15th Street
 1013 E. 15th Street  907 E. 16th Street  1413 E. 15th Street
 1016 E. 15th Street  805 E. 17th Street  1414 E.15th Street
 1017 E. 15th Street  809 E. 17th Street
 609 E. 16th Street
 1018 E. 15th Street  813 E. 17th Street
 807 E. 16th Street
 1021 E. 15th Street  816 E. 17th Street  1210 E. 16th Street
 1022 E. 15th Street  907 E. 17th Street  900 E. 17th Street
 1024 E. 15th Street  910 17th Street  901 E. 17th Street
 1026 E. 15th Street  911 E. 17th Street  906 E.17th Street
 1029 E. 15th Street  812 E. 18th Street
 906 E. 18th Street
 1031-1033 E. 15th Street  903 E. 18th Street  914 E. 18th Street
 1032 E. 15th Street  910 E. 18th Street  1611 K Avenue
 1035 E. 15th Street  913 E. 18th Street  1617 K Avenue
 1037 E. 15th Street  920 E. 18th Street  1704 N Place
 1112 E. 15th Street  1601 Carpenter Drive  3921 Coit Road
 1410-1412 J Avenue  1608 Carpenter Drive  1615 H Avenue 
 1418 K Avenue   1624 Carpenter Drive  1709 H Avenue
 1422-1428 K Avenue  1600 H Avenue  
   1603 H Avenue  
   1607 H Avenue  
   1611 H Avenue  
   1701 H Avenue  
   1715 H Avenue  

 1001 E. 15th Street
 1001 E. 15th Street
 609 E. 16th Street
 609 E. 16th Street