Historic PreservationHistoric Tax Abatement & Credits

Historic Preservation
423 West Ferguson
Tyler, TX, 75702
Phone: (903) 531-1175
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City Historic Tax Abatement Information

As recommended by the Tyler Historic Preservation Board, the Tyler City Council has approved an Ordinance that… 

Allows for 50% of the assessed value (up to $2 million) of any building listed on the Tyler Historic Landmark Register to be exempt from annual City ad valorem taxation provided that application is made annually for the exemption with the Smith County Appraisal District Office and the property maintains its local landmark status. (Tyler City Code Section 10-793)

Allows for 100% abatement of the amount of any increase in the assessed value for the purposes of ad valorem taxes levied by the City of Tyler for a period of five (5) years following issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness and provided the property maintains its landmark status. (Tyler City Code Section 10-794) 

City Ordinances
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City Abatement Form

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Contact Information

Annual City Tax Abatement


Dawn Martin
Smith County Appraisal District
245 SSE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75702

Designation Certificate

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