In December of 2000, Denver City Council approved the designation of the Downtown Historic District. The ordinance helps to preserve the distinctive urban design and character of our city’s core. At the same time, city council authorized a tax rebate to help offset property tax rates for historic property owners in this historic district, and to thank property owners for preserving and maintaining their renovated structures.
To receive your tax rebate, please complete and return the application form by September 1, 2019. Your application should include the following:
Please note: For each building in the Downtown Denver Historic District, a single applicant authorized to represent all occupants must complete and return an application. Questions? Please call Landmark Preservation staff at 720-865-2709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete the required application and submit it, along with any supporting materials, by email to email@example.com. Your submission should include two attachments:
File size should not exceed more than 25 MB combined. Contact us if you are having trouble with your electronic submission.
Every project is different. Depending upon the complexity and specifics of your project, process and time frame may vary from the information presented on this website and in the application materials. If you have any questions, please contact us.
NOTE: All materials submitted with your application become the property the City and County of Denver. The materials are part of public record, can be used in a public hearing, and cannot be returned.
In December of 2000, Denver City Council approved the designation of the Downtown Historic District. Ordinance No. 970 — establishing the tax rebate — helps to offset property tax rates for historic property owners in the district.
The ordinance states that the program is to be evaluated on a year-to-year basis as part of the City’s annual appropriation process to determine if funds will be available for the tax rebate. Landmark staff anticipate that the Downtown Historic District tax rebate will be available for 2019 property taxes.
There is no fee to apply for the tax rebate.