The City of Ypsilanti offers a series of incentives to businesses,
residents, and investors, and we can also assist in helping applicants
receive incentives from county, state and federal government
agencies. Locally initiated tax exemption programs include:
Brownfield incentives, including Brownfield tax increment financing (TIF), also require approval from City Council, but they are processed through the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.
Similar to the OPRA exemption, the City of Ypsilanti can provide property tax abatement to owners of certain rehabilitated commercial facilities in designated districts by freezing its pre-rehabilitated taxable value for 1-10 years.
PA 328 allows the City of Ypsilanti to offer a tax exemption to spur investment in the Industrial Development District, Brownfield Redevelopment District, Local Development Financing District/Smart Zone, or the Downtown Development District.