The Renaissance Zone Program is a state-based project, sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Commerce that utilizes tax incentives to promote business growth and urban renewal.
Renaissance Zone Map - OAKES_RENAISSANCE_ZONE_MAP.pdf
Additional Information - Renaissance Zone Information.pdf
To apply, complete the application listed below and submit to City Hall. Please contact City Auditor for assistance or more information, 701.742.2137.
Purchasers and current owners of single family residences located within the Renaissance Zone with improvements exceeding 20% of the true and full value may qualify. Purchasers and current owners of commercial property located within the Renaissance Zone with improvements exceeding 50% of the true and full value may qualify.
Property Tax Exemption
Property undergoing renovations or improvements in the Renaissance Zone Plan shall be eligible for a 50% exemption for two years on the improvements to property that is rehabilitated. Single family property tax exemption-owner. The city will grant a 100% exemption two years on the ownership up to $100,000 of the full value of a single-family, condominium, and townhouse type structure to the first time owner or occupant. Business investment property tax exemption-construction. The city will grant an exemption for 5 years on any property expanding or newly constructed for any business purpose at the following rate: year one 100%, year two 80%, year three 60%, year four 40%, year five 20%.
State Tax Credit and Exemption
Single-family residence individual income tax credit up to $10,000 per year for five years to purchase or rehabilitation projects Business state income tax exemption up to 100% for five years for purchase, lease rehabilitation, leasehold improvement or public utility infrastructure projects Investment income exemption up to 100% for five years for purchase, lease rehabilitation, or leasehold improvements for residential or commercial properties Business purchase or expansion individual income tax credit up to $2,000 per year for five years for purchase of a new business, expand an existing business owned by the taxpayer, or leasehold for residential or commercial projects.
ND Tax Commissioner has additional information.