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The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.

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Tax Deferral Procedure for Raleigh Historic Landmarks

The procedure for requesting the 50% property tax deferral from the Wake County Revenue Department for designated Raleigh Historic Properties and Landmarks is summarized below.

1) You may only request the deferral during the regular filing period, in January of each year.

2) Call the Wake County Revenue Department at 919-856-5400 and request an “Application for Historic Property Deferment” form. Tell them that you want an application for a tax deferral for a designated Raleigh Historic Landmark. The customer service agent will automatically insert the tax parcel information for your property. The form will then be mailed or faxed to you.

3) Fill out the form.

a. In item 6, check "Other" and write in the word "Historic".

b. In item 7, write in "G.S. 105-278," then write in the number of the City Ordinance designating your property as a Raleigh Historic Landmark. You were sent a copy of the ordinance by the City Clerk or Raleigh Historic Development Commission.

4) Submit (a) the completed “Application for Historic Property Deferment” form and (b) a copy of the City Ordinance designating your property as a Raleigh Historic Landmark to the Wake County Revenue Department, One Bank of America Plaza, 421 Fayetteville St., Suite 200.

If you have questions, please contact RHDC.

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.