The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.
Rehabilitation of a qualified historic property may be eligible for significant financial benefits:
- Local property tax deferrals for properties designated Raleigh Historic Landmarks
- Federal income tax credits for the rehabilitation of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places
- Tax advantages through the donation of preservation easements: Capital Area Preservation; Preservation North Carolina
- Stabilized or increased property values
Property Tax Deferral for Local Landmarks
Private-sector owners of residential property may be eligible for financial incentives upon designation of an historic resource. To further preservation goals, local landmark designation may be accompanied by Raleigh and Wake County property tax benefits in the form of a 50% property tax deferral for the owner. Landmark designation is accompanied by preservation obligations as outlined in North Carolina General Statutes 160A-400.1 through 400.14 and Raleigh City Code.
Rehabilitation Tax Credits
- Community Conversations: A Property Owner's Guide to Tax Credits
Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)
On May 3, Raleigh City Council designated the Anna Riddick House and Horton-Beckham-Bretsch House as Raleigh Historic Landmarks. READ MORE
Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)
The Glenwood-Brooklyn National Register District has become the 1st HOD-Streetside. READ MORE
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Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)
Deadline dates for the 2017 COA meetings have changed! The revised schedule and deadlines document has been posted here.