Meeting & Submission of Materials
An applicant initiates the creation of a district through a meeting
and/or letter of intent, and City Council holds a public hearing to
consider it within 60 days. After the district is created, the applicant
returns the completed packet, support materials, and documentation
required by the State to the City Clerk. The Clerk will check them for
completion, then time stamp them so that processing can begin.
Planning and Development department schedules a review meeting to
discuss responses from notified taxing jurisdictions, conduct a benefit
analysis of the application, and consider abatement approval and
jurisdiction. Administrative Services staff prepare a recommendation for
City Council, and relevant board recommendations are sought.
City Council Approval
application is then presented to City Council for approval or denial.
Approved applications are submitted by the City Clerk to the State Tax
Commission, which will notify the applicant of its final decision.
A detailed overview of the process is available on the following flowchart, and a breakdown of the application cost is provided on the fee schedule.
Please note the City has a policy for approving tax abatements, as well as a revocation policy to ensure compliance. Both apply to all applicants and recipients of local tax abatements.