Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
The primary intent of the Neighborhood Revitalization Act is to provide communities with a long-term increased and stabilization in their property tax base by encouraging rehabilitation or new construction that might not otherwise occur.
The Neighborhood Revitalization Program will:
- Provide incentives for housing improvements through property tax rebates.
- Benefit both individual homeowners and businesses.
- Maintain current property tax revenues.
- Create new, long-term tax revenue without adding a fiscal burden for Jackson County or the other participating entities.
- Incentivizes development in areas where it might not otherwise occur.
- Reverse the outward migration of residents, which in turn results in deterioration of neighborhoods within the cities.
- Help to stabilize land values.
- Strengthen the fiscal capacity of our local governments so that they may grow and better serve our citizens.
- Limit the window of opportunity for participation, thereby prompting immediate response.
- Encourage residential, commercial and industrial development within the city. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
To apply for the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP), you will need to do the following:
- Before you begin construction, obtain a building permit from the County or the City.
- Complete Part I of the Application to Qualify and to Participate. Be sure to include all required documentation listed on the application.
- Submit Part I of the application to the Jackson County Appraiser’s Office BEFORE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS to ensure the project is eligible to participate.
- Complete and submit Part III of the application to the Jackson County Appraiser’s Office by January 15th following the conditional approval by the County Appraiser, whether completed or not. Copies of all costs and/or receipts are required.
- All Property Taxes must be paid in full for each year of the project and the rebate period in order for the project to remain eligible.
- Application for Rebate must be completed and returned to the Jackson County Clerk’s Office by July 10th to remain eligible. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Criteria for Eligibility
- Construction of an improvement must have begun on or after the date following the conditional approval to participate in the NRP by the County Appraiser.
- There must be a minimum investment of $15,000 and a minimum increased appraised value of $15,000 to receive any tax rebates.
- Completion of Part III (a) or (b) of the Application to Qualify and Participate shall be returned to the Jackson County Appraiser’s Office by January 15 following the conditional approval by the County Appraiser. Documentation of expenditures is required when submitting Part III (b).
- Improvements must be completed by the second January 1 following the conditional approval by the County Appraiser. Partial completion by the second January 1 will not be eligible to participate in the Plan.
- New and existing property must conform and remain in compliance with all codes and regulations for the length of time of the rebate or participation in the Plan will be terminated.
- Any property that is delinquent in any tax payment and/or special assessment shall not be eligible for any rebate or future rebate.
- The Application for Rebate shall be returned to the Jackson County Clerk’s Office by July 20. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>