The preservation of historic buildings benefits communities and connects us to our heritage, enriching the quality of our lives in many tangible and intangible ways. Their preservation also provides demonstrable economic benefits.
Through the federal and state rehabilitation tax credit programs, property owners are given substantial incentives for private investment in preservation, resulting in enormous advantages to the public.
Both the federal and state tax credit programs are administered in Virginia through the Department of Historic Resources.
State tax credits are available for owner-occupied, as well as income-producing buildings. If your property is income-producing, you may also be able to take advantage of federal tax credits. Additional information and assistance with tax-credit projects may be requested from DHR's Richmond office. Contact Elizabeth Tune at (804) 482-6093 or Chris Novelli at (804) 482-6097.
DHR also conducts a Tax Credit Open House on the first Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at our DHR Headquarters in Richmond. During open houses, DHR tax credit staff are available to meet with applicants and potential applicants to discuss tax credit projects on an informal basis. To schedule an appointment for a Tax Credit Open House, contact Chris Novelli at (804) 482-6097. Appointments are limited to 20 minutes because of demand.
Statewide Economic Benefits of the Tax Credit Program: