The City of Dubuque Urban Revitalization Program, based on Chapter 404 of the Code of Iowa, focuses on the revitalization of residential properties in the community’s older neighborhoods and offers a property tax exemption for new improvements made to qualified residential properties and limited commercial properties.
Owners who upgrade their residential properties located within a designated Urban Revitalization district may receive a 10-year exemption from the property tax liability that would normally accompany numerous property improvements. Owners of commercial properties within the Washington Neighborhood district are eligible for a three-year exemption.
Applications are due February first of the year following completion of the improvements. Multi-year projects should consult with the City staff to determine an application schedule.
begins with a petition for designation. Petitions should be turned in to the Housing & Community Development Department.
Housing developers requesting Urban Revitalization Designation to support quality, affordable housing developments should submit petition for designation 60 days prior to application deadline to ensure timely response to the request.